Man dead after a fight in Burnaby

ONE male is dead following a fight in Burnaby.

On January 2, just before 9 p.m., Burnaby RCMP were called to the 6500-block of Telford Avenue after a report of a fight in progress. Police found a man in medical distress. Despite all attempts to revive him, he succumbed to his injuries.

Police said that though it is early in the investigation, it does not appear to be a random act.

The area surrounding the scene will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called in and will be working in partnership with the Burnaby RCMP.

Police said they are currently in the evidence gathering phase and no further information will be provided at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email at [email protected]

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).