The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called in after a fight at a Burnaby apartment.
Police have been at the apartment on Telford Avenue near Beresford Street since about 9 p.m. Tuesday.
They were called after reports of a fight in progress. When they arrived they found an adult man in medical distress and despite attempts to revive him, he succumbed to his injuries.
“The victim has been identified as 47-year-old, Jwada Hedar-Kadhim of Burnaby,” says Cpl. Meghan Foster of IHIT in a release. “Police are looking to speak with anyone that knew Mr. Hedar-Kadhim.”
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Police say it is early in the investigation but it does not appear to be a random act.
A man who lives across the street said police showed up after he heard a woman yelling that a man was dead.
“I expected it,” said neighbour Orval Bye. “I’m surprised it didn’t happen before. The way they carry on over there and the way they argue. One guy who mainly rents that [place], he’s kind of like their ringleader and he tells everybody what to do.”
“He came over here one time about a year ago to tell me that I was always staring over there and I was out here having a cigarette. Don’t open your drapes and I won’t look. And he kept going on and I said ‘oh go away’.”
The area surrounding the scene will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
WATCH: Global BC reporter Jordan Armstrong report live from the scene.
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