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Douglas Orr charged in fatal Kerrisdale stabbing of Robert Orr

11/14/2014 03:30 EST | Updated 01/14/2015 05:59 EST
A 66-year-old man who was arrested hours after an altercation on Vancouver's west side has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a Vancouver man on Thursday.

The Vancouver Police Department said at around 6:30 a.m. PT Thursday it received a report of a fight taking place in the lobby of an apartment building on Balsam Street in Kerrisdale, near W. 41st Avenue.

There, officers found 59-year-old Robert Brown Orr, of Vancouver, suffering from serious injuries believed to be stab wounds. Orr was taken to hospital, but died a short time after.

Police arrested a Richmond man in Coquitlam  shortly after 8 a.m. the same morning.

66-year-old Douglas Cameron Orr, of Richmond has now been charged with second-degree murder.

Police say the victim and suspect knew each other, but didn't comment on the nature of their relationship to each other. 

It is Vancouver's ninth homicide of 2014.

Google Map: Balsam Street near West 41st Avenue

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