Victim identified in fatal Downtown Vancouver stabbing: VPD

Jul 31 2020, 8:25 am

A 41-year-old man has been identified as the victim of a fatal stabbing that occurred earlier this week.

According to the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), the incident occurred on Monday evening in the West End. At approximately 8:30 pm, officers responded to a 9-1-1 call saying that the victim had been stabbed near Thurlow and Comox streets.

The victim was rushed to the hospital but passed away due to his injuries.

Police have since identified him as Thomus Donaghy, a Vancouver resident who worked at an Overdose Prevention sit connected to st. Paul’s Hospital.

The VPD says that he went outside and was involved in a fistfight with the suspect prior to being stabbed. It’s also believed that there are witnesses who saw the fight but haven’t spoken to the police.

“We believe there may be additional witnesses to the altercation who have not yet called police,” says Sergeant Aaron Roed, VPD Spokesperson. “Any information they can provide could be critical to the investigation.”

Police are also looking for dashcam footage from any drivers that were in the area during the time of the murder. Anyone with information can call detectives at 604-717-2500 or 1-800-222-8477.

This is Vancouver’s ninth homicide of 2020.

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