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VPD investigation leads to charge in DTES stranger stabbing

Vancouver – A suspect has been charged with aggravated assault after a man was stabbed by a stranger near Oppenheimer Park earlier this month.

Vancouver Police launched an investigation on September 10, after a man walking alone was assaulted near East Cordova Street and Jackson Avenue.

The 55-year-old victim, who suffered serious and life-altering injuries, managed to call 9-1-1 for help after the suspect walked away. Investigators from VPD’s Major Crime Section took over the investigation, and after collecting additional evidence, the BC Prosecution Service approved the criminal charge last week.

Dennis Prasad, 43, has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and remains in custody.

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Jordan is a casual reporter for BC Rise


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