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Man attacked in DTES, collapses in West End; VPD homicide detectives investigating

Police investigate Vancouver's ninth homicide of 2019. .
Police investigate Vancouver's ninth homicide of 2019. . Ryan Stelting

Vancouver police are investigating after a man was assaulted in the Downtown Eastside, then died in the West End.

According to police, the assault happened Thursday morning near Main and Hastings, where the 43-year-old victim suffered life-threatening injuries.

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But police say the man managed to make it all the way downtown before collapsing.

Investigators were called to the area of Robson and Denman streets around 10 a.m. to reports of a man in medical distress.

He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

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On Friday, police identified the victim as Fizul Jeremy Mohammed of Vancouver.

This is the city’s ninth homicide of 2019. No suspects have been identified.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the VPD homicide unit at 604-717-2500 or Crimes Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.

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