Charges laid in the death of man at Port Place Mall


2023-02-03 12:22 PST

File # 2023-2530

At approximately 7:00 p.m., on Sunday January 22, 2023, Police, Fire and BC Ambulance Service responded to a report of an individual who walked into the Port Place Mall with an apparent stab wound, who later succumbed to his injuries. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Port Place Mall, in the vicinity of London Drugs. BC Prosecution Service has approved a second degree murder charge against Sean Patterson for the death of Serguei Chiliakhov. Patterson is currently in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on February 16, 2023.

Given that this matter is now before the courts, police will not be providing any additional information with regards to the investigation, said Cst. Tanaska Armstrong of the Nanaimo RCMP.

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Cpl. Alex Bérubé

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Island District
2881 Nanaimo St, Victoria, BC V8T 4Z8
Office: 250-380-6110
Cell: 778-836-8153


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