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VPD arrests suspect in Saturday night homicide

Update: November 20, 2020 

Vancouver Police have arrested a 30-year-old man for murder following a stabbing in East Vancouver Saturday night.

“VPD officers responded to a 9-1-1 call about a stabbing. Several heads-up witnesses provided detailed descriptions of the suspect and where he was last seen,” says Constable Jason Doucette, VPD. “Minutes later, police arrested the suspect a block from the crime scene.”

The murder happened at about 9 p.m. near East 57th Avenue and Prince Edward Street. The victim, 34-year-old Damien Franklin Leung, was rushed to hospital but later died.

It is early in the investigation, but police believe the suspect and victim knew each other. The suspect is in custody.

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

This is Vancouver’s 16th homicide of 2020.