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Kamloops RCMP investigating fatal stabbing

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September 12, 2020 - 3:16 PM

A Saturday morning stabbing has turned fatal and the Kamloops Mounties are now investigating it as a homicide.

RCMP were dispatched Saturday, Sept. 12 at 6:36 a.m. to a report of a stabbing near the 1300 block of Columbia Street for a 33 year old man who had serious injuries. This man died and the Kamloops Serious Crimes Unit assumed conduct of the homicide investigation.

"We are at the very early stages of this investigation. At the scene, traffic was restricted on Colombia Street, Nicola Street and the alleys in the area. This was for the purposes of forensically processing some outdoor evidence. These restrictions have since been lifted. RCMP are still restricting access to the parking lot of the Acadian Motor Inn. We expect to have investigators at this motel processing evidence overnight,"  Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay, Kamloops RCMP Plain Clothes Commander said in a press release.

Kamloops RCMP are investigating a homicide.
Kamloops RCMP are investigating a homicide.

RCMP is in the process of notifying next of kin and therefore there is no further information that can be released about the victim at this time.

"At about 8:30 a.m., our investigation progressed to the point where a 32 year old male was arrested in connection with this incident. Our preliminary understanding of this event is that it was preceded by an altercation in the parking lot of the Acadian Motor Inn," Pillay said.

"RCMP are asking for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to please contact the RCMP. Several witnesses have already been spoken to but we do believe there are others out there, and we would like to speak to every one. Although we are very early in this case, we do know the suspect and victim were known to each other and no other suspects are being sought. There is no reason to believe the public is in any danger related to this incident."

The identity of the suspect cannot be released unless criminal charges are formally sworn.

Witnesses can call the RCMP at 250-828-3000.

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