Man arrested following West Shore stabbing

Man arrested following West Shore stabbing

An RCMP officer standing near a vehicle being removed from the scene of the incident Friday in the 2100-block of Sooke Road.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested for aggregated assault following a stabbing Friday in the West Shore.

RCMP say they responded around 5:40 p.m. after they received a call from B.C. Ambulance Services about a 58-year-old male that had been stabbed.

The victim was located in his vehicle in a parking lot near the 2100-block of Sooke Road in Colwood. He is still receiving treatment at the hospital and is in stable condition.

Police say they then learned the assault took place at a different location at a work site in the West Shore area, after which the victim and a witness departed the scene and stopped at Sooke Road to call for help.

The suspect was said to have been identified within minutes of the call being made to police and was arrested later that evening for aggravated assault. He is in police custody and is awaiting an appearance in court Saturday afternoon.

“This investigation is still active and members are working to collect further evidence at the scene. As such the exact location of the scene will not be disclosed at this time. We believe that this incident was isolated with only one victim. Since this incident, several other witnesses have come forward and provided information to the police,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar of the West Shore RCMP in a statement.

The West Shore Serious Crime Unit headed up by Sgt. Boucher has been put in charge of the investigation. Boucher will be hosting a meeting with the media Saturday afternoon.

Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

READ MORE: RCMP investigate stabbing on the West Shore


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