NEWS
04/20/2015 17:57 EDT | Updated 06/20/2015 01:12 EDT

Vancouver man fears more harm, never received victims' support after man shot

VANCOUVER - A Vancouver resident who was slashed in the head during a knife attack that led to a man being killed by police says he's afraid for his life and hasn't been provided any victim support.Kathiye Elmi (KAT-ee-yay ELLE-mi) has scars from two incidents during which he alleges he was stabbed around his eye and into his head between April 8 and 9.The incident ended with the suspect, a Somali man, being shot dead outside a Downtown Eastside church by Vancouver Police.Elmi, who is also Somali, says he was stitched up at the hospital and interviewed by as many as five police officers, but never received other help.The founder of a local Black advocacy group, Jean Hakizimana (HACK'-ee-zeh-MANA'), says he has contacted city and provincial authorities, but no one has provided any support.Vancouver police spokesman Sgt. Randy Fincham says he can't comment on the specific case, but says a person's race, background and criminal history would not play a factor in a serious investigation.