Nelson City Police

Nelson Police Department file 20-3531 / Assault

On July 16, 2020 Nelson Police Department responded to a report of a disturbance in the 600 block of Baker Street Nelson, BC.

Nelson Police and Emergency Services arrived in the area and located a seriously injured male who was transported to hospital by BC Ambulance Service.

This investigation is in the preliminary stages. However, it appears that one male was causing a disturbance in the roadway when the victim approached him and a physical altercation ensued. The victim, a 55 year old man from Abbotsford, has sustained life-threatening injuries and remains in hospital in critical condition.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident.

Nelson Police Department General Investigation Section, in consultation with RCMP Major Crimes Unit, are continuing the investigation into this matter.

The Nelson Police Department would like to pass on a sincere thank you to all the first responders, medical staff and civilians who stepped up to assist the injured male and who have assisted Nelson Police Department in the investigation.

The Nelson Police Department is appealing to anyone with information about this incident to call us at 250-354-3919.