The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is investigating a fatal stabbing in Surrey, B.C., Saturday night.
Police were called to a residential neighbourhood at about 11 p.m. PT to reports of a stabbing.
The 36-year-old tenant in a basement suite in the 11000 block of 168 Street was found suffering from head wounds and had apparently been hit with bear spray. He was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been released.
Police say evidence inside the home indicated a struggle had taken place and a trail of blood led officers to an unresponsive man nearby, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is not clear how or if the men knew each other and a motive has not been determined, but police say it does appear to be gang-related.
"It appears that this may be a case of an attempted home invasion or break-and-enter of some kind that turned into a physical struggle," said Sgt. Jennifer Pound.
"Investigators are currently canvassing the area and attempting to gain more information to piece the details together."
The 26-year-old victim's name has not been released.
Posted: Mar 19, 2012 4:18 PM PT
Police have released the name of a man killed in a stabbing in Surrey, B.C., Saturday night.
Police say Surrey resident Jan (January) Aron Korinth, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police were called to a home in the 11000 block of 168 Street at about 11 p.m. PT to reports of a stabbing.
A 36-year-old man was found suffering from head wounds. He was taken to hospital for treatment and later released.
A trail of blood led officers to an unresponsive man nearby who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say a motive has not been determined but the incident appears to be gang-related and may be a case of an attempted home invasion or break-in
N.B. ARC stated with the above post that "There is no indication right now that this had anything to do with Blood & Honour or organized racism." anti-racistcanada.blogspot.ca
Aron Korinth has been pictured with Shawn MacDonald of Blood and Honour and can be seen at anti-racistcanada.blogspot.ca
We want to thank ARC for generously sharing intelligence on the stabbing.