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UPDATE: Man dead after stabbing in Cloverdale

IHIT appealing to public for witnesses
A Surrey RCMP vehicle is seen on the site of a crash in 2020. Mounties responded to the scene of a stabbing in Cloverdale late Aug. 18 on 184th Street near the Fraser Highway. The man subsequently died in hospital from his wounds. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

One man is dead after being stabbed in Cloverdale Aug. 18.

A man was stabbed on 184th Street near the Fraser Highway after a confrontation between two men.

“Last night at approximately 10 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded to the report of a stabbing,” Corporal Vanessa Munn, Surrey RCMP media relations told the Cloverdale Reporter Aug. 19.

“Frontline officers arrived on scene and located a 45-year-old man suffering from serious injuries.”

Munn said the victim was transported to hospital, but later died.

“Sadly, he later succumbed to his injuries.”

In a press release sent out Aug. 19, Munn said Surrey Mounties are appealing to the public for information after one man was arrested.

She said the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service tracked a person from the corner of 184th and Fraser Highway and that person was “taken into police custody” and held at the RCMP’s Surrey cells.

The person has since been released.

“Initial indications are that there was a confrontation involving the victim and several other parties prior to the stabbing,” Munn wrote. “Work is being done to identify all parties who may have been involved or who may have witnessed this incident.”

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Munn added the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in and IHIT will be working with the Surrey Mounties on the investigation.

In a press release Aug. 20, IHIT revealed more details about the stabbing and also appealed to the public for witnesses.

Corporal Sukhi Dhesi, IHIT media relations officer, said the confrontation began on a bus between the 45-year-old man and a female.

Dhesi said the man got off the bus at 184th and Fraser Highway and was then confronted by a bunch of youths before being stabbed.

“We are thankful that a motorist, who witnessed the incident, stopped and called 911,” Dhesi added. “This resulted in a quick response by police and emergency health services, unfortunately, the victim later succumbed to his injuries at hospital.”

Along with Surrey Mounties, Dhesi said IHIT is working closely with the B.C. Coroners Service and the RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), who is canvassing the area, collecting evidence, and identifying witnesses.

“We also want to appeal to those people who may have been part of the group and were witnesses to the incident to come forward.”

Dhesi is asking anyone with info about the stabbing to call IHIT’s tip line at 1-877-551-4448, or email Dhesi is also asking anyone with dashcam footage from the area of 184 Street and Fraser Highway between 9:50 p.m and 10:30 p.m. on August 18 to also contact IHIT.

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Malin Jordan

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Malin is the editor of the Cloverdale Reporter.
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