Abeal Negussie Abera of Surrey dead after June 23 stabbing

A man in his 20s, who was stabbed just over a week ago in the Downtown Eastside, died Saturday night from his injuries.

Just after 11 a.m. on June 23, there was an altercation in the south lane of West Hastings near Abbott Street. A young man was rushed to hospital with a stab wound and died of his injuries one week later.

The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Abeal Negussie Abera, of Surrey.

Although no arrests have been made, investigators from the VPD’s Major Crime Section do not believe this was a random attack. There is no risk to the general public.

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.