VPD make arrest in New Year's Day Downtown Eastside homicide

Mar 4 2020, 12:23 pm

A 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a homicide that took place in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside on New Year’s Day.

According to Vancouver Police, Glen Domenic Martin, of Vancouver, was arrested in Vancouver on Thursday and charged with manslaughter. He remains in custody.

On January 1, 2020, VPD officers responded to a call regarding an assault at Oppenheimer Park. The incident took place just before 1 pm near the basketball court in the northeast corner of the park.

Jesus Cristobal-Esteban, 62, was taken to the hospital by paramedics. He died on Thursday, January 2, as a result of his injuries.

“Homicide investigators have worked meticulously on this file to gather evidence and recommend charges,” said the VPD’s Cst. Tania Visintin, in a release.

“We hope this arrest brings some closure to the victim’s friends and family and the community.”