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Vancouver Police make arrest in city’s seventh homicide

Vancouver Police have arrested a suspect in Tuesday night’s suspicious death in the West End, and are now investigating the incident as a homicide.

Shortly after 8 p.m. on September 10, there was an altercation inside 1125 Pendrell Street.  Twenty-nine-year-old Kyle Vincent Gabriel was found injured and taken to hospital, where he later died.

Last night, VPD officers arrested a 23-year-old Vancouver man near Pendrell and Thurlow streets. During the arrest, the suspect allegedly assaulted a police officer and tried to injure a police dog.

The homicide investigation is ongoing and no charges related to the homicide have been laid at this time. Charges of assaulting a police officer and assaulting a police service dog, related to the arrest, have been recommended to Crown counsel.

Anyone with information is asked to call VPD homicide detectives at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.