Update: Benny Rae Armstrong has been charged with manslaughter in relation to the 2018 fatal stabbing of Abeal Negussie Abera in Vancouver

Vancouver police were called to the area of  West Hastings Street near Abbott on June 23rd at approximately 11am on repoort of a stabbing in the south lane.

Police located the victim, 26-year-old Abeal Negussie Abera, of Surrey, suffering from injuries.  Negussie Abera was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on June 30th.

Police believe the attack was targeted and ask anyone who may have information about this assault is asked to contact detectives at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The death of Abeal Negussie Abera,  is the 10th homicide for Vancouver this year. The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update on March 22, 2024, Vancouver police charged 38-year-old Benny Rae Armstrong with manslaughter in relation to the death of Abeal Negussie Abera.