Chad Harry of Surrey charged with murder of Cong Tran in Vancouver

A 32-year-old Surrey man, Chad Harry, has been charged with murder after a Vancouver Police homicide investigation into the death of 35-year-old Cong Tran in April 2019.

Police initially responded to a call about a serious assault on April 1 near East Hastings Street and Heatley Avenue. Tran was taken to hospital by paramedics, and died of his injuries on April 6.

“Investigators identified a suspect very quickly,” said Constable Tania Visintin on Friday. “The victim and suspect had an altercation that led to the assault. Our investigators have been working to build evidence for charges over the past 10 months.”

Second-degree murder charges were laid on January 16, 2020. Harry is in custody.

There were 10 homicides in Vancouver in 2019.