Sooke homicide: person of interest arrested

Sooke, Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit

2022-05-16 11:11 PDT

File # 2022-1870

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke, BC.

On May 15, 2022, just after 1:00 PM, the Sooke RCMP responded to a residence on Throup Rd after the body of a man was discovered. Initial evidence gathered at the scene led investigators to believe that criminality was involved. A person of interest was identified and arrested at the scene. Due to certain factors pertaining to this case which can’t be disclosed at this time, this person has since been released from police custody pending further investigation.

Parties involved in this altercation are known to each other. VIIMCU investigators are in the area, completing priority tasks, and are working closely with the support of Sooke RCMP, says Corporal Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the BC RCMP. This is believed to be an isolated incident and there is no risk to the public.

As the investigation remains in its infancy, no further information will be released at this time.

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