The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says a 23 year old man has been arrested in relation to an unprovoked attack on an New Westminster woman.
On Wednesday night, just before 7:00, the New Westminster Police department arrived on the scene of an attack on the 1500 block of 8th Avenue.
This, after reports of a man seen attacking what callers described as an elderly woman.
The suspect fled the scene, and the woman later died of her injuries.
In a release, Sgt. Stephanie Ashton with IHIT thanked the community for tips that brought in the man.
In a statement, New Westminster Police Department Sergeant Chad Johnston calls this a ‘tragic’ and ‘senseless’ loss.
“The New Westminster Police Department wants to re-iterate there is no further risk to the community as a result of this occurrence and we will continue to work tirelessly to provide a safe environment for everyone.”
IHIT is still looking for more information.
Witnesses are asked to contact IHIT if they know anything more about this case.