Former Revelstoke resident dies in Victoria stabbing

A former Revelstoke resident has died following a double stabbing incident in Victoria, B.C. on Aug. 3.

A former Revelstoke resident is dead following a double stabbing incident in Victoria, B.C. on Aug. 3.

Victoria Police Department spokesperson Cst. Mike Russell said police were summoned to an apartment building in the 700-block of Cormorant Street in Victoria at about 5 p.m. They were responding to an altercation inside the apartment.

Two men were found injured inside, one in critical condition and the other in stable condition. They were both rushed to hospital. The critically-injured man later died in Victoria General Hospital.

On Aug. 4, Victoria Police announced the other man who was sent to hospital had been arrested in connection to an ongoing homicide investigation. The 26-year-old man remains in police custody and is being held until a bail hearing teleconference.

The victim is known to be a young man who recently moved away from Revelstoke to live in Victoria. Although his identity is now widely known in Revelstoke, Victoria Police could not yet confirm that their notification process was complete today. The Times Review has chosen not to publicly identify him pending official police confirmation.

Cst. Russell told the Times Review that Victoria Police were still working on the basic details of what happened. For example, they are still trying to determine what connection the two men had to each other or the apartment building in question.

Russell said that police were planning charges against the 26-year-old, but were still determining which charges he will face.

Cst. Russell expected Crown counsel would approve charges on the evening of Aug. 4, followed by a closed-circuit bail hearing. The identity of the man charged and the victim would then be officially released.

Notably, Russell said police were not soliciting public help. “We believe that we have everybody that we need to have,” Russell said.

Investigators from the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit are conducting the investigation.

It was Victoria’s second homicide of 2011.

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