Elderly man dies following December assault outside of downtown Vancouver Costco

AN 86-year-old Vancouver man has died as the result of an assault on December 20 that happened just outside of the Costco in downtown Vancouver.

The victim sustained a head injury during an altercation he had with a 57-year-old man just after 11 a.m. on Expo Boulevard. The victim never recovered from his injuries.

“This is an isolated and tragic incident and there is no concern for public safety,” said Vancouver Police Sgt. Jason Robillard.

The suspect has been identified but has not been charged with a criminal offence. Police are continuing with the investigation and a report to Crown Counsel will be submitted when it is concluded.

Anyone who witnessed the assault, and who has not yet spoken with police, are asked to contact investigators at 604-717-2541.