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NWPD Major Crime Unit investigating stabbing in downtown New Westminster

Update: Following several months of investigation and review of evidence, on February 3, 2022, Crown Counsel approved the following charges against Prakash Kisokumar:

One (1) count of Aggravated Assault, contrary to Section 268(1) of the Criminal Code.

“We’d like to thank the Major Crime Unit and the Forensic Identification Unit for their excellent work in this investigation,” stated Sergeant Sanjay Kumar. “This was a disturbing incident and we recognize it caused some trepidation for those in the neighbourhood.”


New Westminster – On August 8th at approximately 2:00 am, the New Westminster Police Department received a report of a stabbing at the Paramount Gentleman’s Club in downtown New Westminster. Upon arrival, patrol officers located the victim and provided life-saving first aid until BC Ambulance arrived. The victim was transported to hospital where he received care for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Two suspects were located a short distance away. They were both safely arrested following a short foot pursuit. The New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit has assumed conduct of the investigation. The New Westminster Forensic Identification Section was called to process the scene.

“At this time, we believe this is an isolated incident,” stated Sergeant Sanjay Kumar. “There may be additional witnesses to this assault that have yet to speak to police, and we are encouraging those people to come forward.”

The New Westminster Police Department asks anyone who witnessed the incident to please speak to one of our investigators by calling 604-529-2430. Access to condominium parking in the downtown area remains open and traffic is no longer impacted. We thank residents and businesses for their patience.


CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Sanjay Kumar
PHONE: 604-529-2537