Charges laid in dual random stabbings in Victoria
VICTORIA, B.C. – A 29-year-old Saanich man has been charged with two random stabbings on New Year’s Eve.
His 19-year-old companion, a female, is charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly hindering the police investigation of two stabbing incidents which occurred minutes apart.
“Justin Muir was arrested after almost a dozen detectives from the VicPD’s Major Crime Section worked tirelessly throughout the weekend interviewing the victims and multiple witnesses,” said Sgt. Grant Hamilton.
“The first stabbing occurred shortly after 3:00 a.m. near the intersection of Government and Johnson during a fight between two men. The suspect then fled the scene and immediately got into another altercation two blocks away with a second victim who was also stabbed,” he said.
“The first victim, a 24-year-old man, suffered minor injuries while the second victim, a 26-year-old man underwent emergency surgery and remains in hospital in stable condition,” he said.
The suspect and the victims did not know each other and alcohol may have been a factor in the stabbing incidents.
Anyone who may have witnessed either of these incidents or has information on these stabbings is urged to contact Det. Scott Connors at 250. 995.7254 or Det. Terry Albrecht at 250.995.7259 or Crimestoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477).
Copyright 2009, Vancouverite News Service. Use this article on your blog or website for just $5. News organizations pay $25. To reproduce or distribute, click: http://vancouverite.icopyright.com