A 23-year-old man from Victoria has been arrested and charged after a stabbing in Vancouver resulted in the death of an overdose prevention site worker.
On July 27 Thomus Donaghy, a 41-year-old support worker, was working at the Overdose Prevention site connected to St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver when he went outside.
According to Vancouver Police Department, he was then involved in a fistfight with an unknown man, before the man stabbed him.
Donaghy was taken to the hospital where he died of his injuries.
On July 31, the police department issued a call for witnesses to assist in their investigation. A few weeks later, on August 14, VPD announced that a suspect had been identified, arrested, and charged in his death.
23-year-old Maximus Roland Hayes, a Victoria resident, has been charged with one count of manslaughter, approved by the BC Prosecution Service.
Hayes remains in police custody.