Vancouver police say they’ve arrested a suspect in suspicious death in the city’s West End on Tuesday.
Investigators say they’re now treating the death of 29-year-old Kyle Vincent Gabriel as a homicide.
Police had remained at the scene near Pendrell and Thurlow streets since Tuesday night after Gabriel was found with life-threatening injuries. He was taken to St. Paul’s Hospital but died of his injuries, police said.
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On Wednesday night, violence flared again near the same intersection when police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with Gabriel’s death.
Investigators allege that during the arrest, the suspect assaulted a police officer and tried to hurt a police dog.
Witness video of the scene appears to show police attempting to negotiate with a man