02/19/2015 03:34 EST | Updated 04/21/2015 05:59 EDT

James Enright, Homicide Victim, Was Killed Helping Friend Near Edmonds SkyTrain

He was 27.

Courtesy IHIT

James Enright, a 27-year-old North Vancouver man, who died in the early hour hours of Sunday morning was killed trying to help his friend, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Thursday.

IHIT says Enright stepped in to help when his friend was confronted at the Edmonds SkyTrain station in Burnaby, B.C. sometime around 1.a.m. PT on Feb.15.

"This was a situation where Mr. Enright was in the wrong place at the wrong time, he died because he tried to help someone," said Sgt. Stephanie Ashton, media spokesperson for IHIT.

Police were called to a report of a fight, and arrived to find Enright in need of medical attention. He died later in hospital.

Prior to the fatal assault, police believe another incident had taken place. Enright, they say, did not know any of those involved in his death.

Anyone who was in the vicinity of the Edmonds SkyTrain station or the adjacent bus loop between 12.30 a.m. and 1 a.m. on Sunday Feb. 15 is asked to come forward to IHIT in case they have information that could help in the investigation.

IHIT can be contacted by phone at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email at


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