Vancouver Police were called to the Savoy Pub and Hotel at258 E Hastings St on January 27th at around 10:30pm on report of a shooting. Vancouver P.D said “Officers arrived to find someone had deployed bear spray in the hotel, making it difficult for everyone inside to breathe,”
Police located the victim, Joseph Billy Bustinski, 62, suffering from a gunshot wound. Police administered CPR until Paramedics arrived. Bustinski was rushed to hospital where he died of his injury.
No arrests have been made. police ask anyone with information to call the VPD at 604-717-2500.
This is the first Vancouver homicide of 2017.
Update July 13
Marnie Marie Scow, 29, turned herself in to police and was charged with manslaughter.
Update July 21
Stephen Farmer 33, of Vancouver was arrested on an outstanding warrant for second-degree murder in relation to the death of Bustinski.