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Teen stabbed in downtown Kelowna dies

A 16-year-old teen, who was stabbed in downtown Kelowna last Thursday, has died.

Elijah-Iain Beauregard’s death was confirmed to Global News by his father Robyn Beauregard.

Beauregard died Sunday evening at Kelowna General Hospital.

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Beauregard’s father told Global News, “for the last three months he was choosing to be on the streets and living with his friends.”

He said his son told him, “I’m really happy dad. I’m on the street but I’m happy, I’m healthy, they’re feeding me.”

“Everything is good.”

Beauregard said, “I had no reason to worry, it was just the way he wanted it.”

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Beauregard told Global News that the night of the stabbing he was hanging out with some older homeless people.

“We’re not sure at this point who did what, but he was stabbed.”

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RCMP investigate stabbing in downtown Kelowna
RCMP investigate stabbing in downtown Kelowna

The stabbing occurred along the 200 block of Bernard Avenue, near Water Street, at 11:24 p.m.

On Saturday, police said a person was taken into custody in connection to the stabbing but was released pending the ongoing investigation.

Beauregard’s family has scheduled a joint news conference with RCMP on Tuesday.