Vancouver man dies after being reportedly punched in Downtown Eastside

VANCOUVER Police are investigating the murder of a 36-year-old Vancouver man after he died Monday in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Police believe Neil Scarisbrick was punched near Hastings and Columbia streets and died as a result of his injuries.

Investigators believe that the victim and suspect are known to each other and that there is no risk to the public.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call VPD homicide detectives at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

This is Vancouver’s 11th homicide of 2020.

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