Man stabbed in Downtown Eastside succumbs to his injuries

VANCOUVER Police are investigating a homicide in the Downtown Eastside after a man who was stabbed on the street earlier this month has succumbed to his injuries.

VPD homicide investigators believe victim Zane Ponecappo, 29, was stabbed during a confrontation near Columbia Street and East Hastings around 5 p.m. on July 9. He collapsed nearby and was taken to hospital, but died Thursday evening.

Investigators have been working in the neighborhood since the stabbing to collect evidence, and ask anyone with information to call VPD Homicide at 604-717-2500.

Ponecappo’s death is Vancouver’s ninth homicide of 2022.

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