A 36-year-old Maple Ridge man died from stab wounds he suffered in an altercation near 223rd Street and McIntosh Avenue in Maple Ridge early Sunday morning.
Selvin Krishna died shortly after arriving at the hospital, explained Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) spokesperson Cpl. Adam MacIntosh.
Back in 2006, Krishna was on the province's Top 10 most wanted car thieves list and had been arrested for assault [Wanted man gets arrested in line at donut shop, Feb. 16, 2006, TIMES].
After the Top 10 list was published, Krishna contacted The Province claiming he was not a serial auto thief.
Instead, he admitted to being a recovering drug addict, and he said an outstanding warrant for his arrest was not related to auto crime, but an attempted robbery.
IHIT have taken over the new murder investigation and were still processing the scene at the corner of McIntosh Avenue and 223rd Street Monday afternoon to determine how it related to the homicide.
"The stabbing did not take place in a residence or carport. It was on the street," said MacIntosh.
"We are in the early stages of the investigation and trying to determine what occurred at the intersection. Early indications are this is not gang related," he added.
"You can imagine, as a mother, how you would feel receiving this kind of news on Mother's Day."
Anyone with information regarding the altercation, which apparently happened between 2 and 3 a.m., is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email@example.com. Or, to remain anonymous, tipsters can contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or Solvecrime.ca.