Charges laid in the homicide of Robert Powshuk in New Westminster BC

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New Westminster Police Department responded the the report of an injured man who was bleeding heavily at Waves Coffee House on Columbia Street shortly after 6:30 a.m. on November 19th.

The victim who has been identified as Robert Powshuk, 51, was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Ryan Crossley, 31, has been charged with second-degree murder in the incident.

IHIT stated “This incident is not connected to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict.” Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at

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