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Charges approved in East Vancouver homicide

Vancouver – Charges have been approved by the BC Prosecution Service against a Vancouver man following a Vancouver Police investigation into a murder on Saturday night.

“Investigators identified a suspect very early in the investigation,” says Constable Tania Visintin, VPD. “Although charges have been approved, homicide detectives are continuing to gather more evidence to present the best package to Crown counsel.”

VPD officers responded to a stabbing near East 57th Avenue and Prince Edward Street on November 14 at 9 p.m. Damien Franklin Leung, 34, was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.

John Huang, 30, has been charged with second degree murder.

Huang in custody until his next court appearance.