A 22-year-old man is now charged with second degree murder in what police think was a random attack in New Westminster this week.
Police were called out to a report of a man and woman fighting in the 15-hundred block of 8th Avenue on Wednesday night.
When police arrived, they found an elderly woman on the ground, dead at the scene.
Now charged with second degree murder is 22 year old Julien Levasseur.
The family of the woman is thanking police and the public for tips which led to one man’s arrest.
In a statement to New Westminster Police, the Dhandwar family says “in light of the tragic event in which we have lost not only our mom but a wife and grandma, we thank the members of the New West community who have shown an incredible amount of support at this time of loss”.