On August 31st 2018 at approximately 5:40 pm the West Shore RCMP received a call from BC Ambulance Services about an adult male that had been stabbed. The victim was identified as a 58 year old male who was located in his vehicle in a parking lot near the 2100 block of Sooke Road in Colwood.
Our members arrived on scene alongside BC Ambulance Services. The victim suffered from wounds to his head, face, abdomen, and hands but was conscious and alert. He is still receiving treatment at the hospital and is in stable condition.
Police quickly learned that 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.
A suspect was identified within minutes of the call being made to police and was arrested last evening for aggravated assault. The suspect is a 34 year old male known to the victim. The suspect is still in police custody awaiting appearance in court this afternoon.
“This investigation is still active and members are working to collect further evidence at the scene,” says Cst. Nancy Saggar of the West Shore RCMP.” 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.”
The West Shore Serious Crime Unit headed up by Sgt. Boucher is in charge of this investigation.
If you have any information about this investigation, please contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online VictoriaCrimeStoppers.ca. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.