Vancouver’s 1st Homicide of 2019 – Matthew Dillen Johnson dies as a result of an assault

Vancouver police responded to a report of an assault in progress inside an apartment on Powell Street near Gore Street, on January 1st at approximately 8:00pm.

Police arrived to find 39-year-old Vancouver resident Matthew Dillen Johnson in medical distress in his unit. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police said the investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call police at 604-717-2500.