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Suspect charged in Vancouver's 1st homicide of 2024, police say

A police car is pictured outside the location of what police say is Vancouver's 1st homicide of the year near East 33rd Avenue and Knight Street.  (Shane MacKichan - image credit)
A police car is pictured outside the location of what police say is Vancouver's 1st homicide of the year near East 33rd Avenue and Knight Street. (Shane MacKichan - image credit)

A suspect has been charged in Vancouver's first homicide of the year, police said Monday.

A statement from the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) issued Sunday said officers were called to a home near East 33rd Avenue and Knight Street just after 1 a.m. PT and found a man dead inside.

Police said they arrested a 39-year-old man at the scene.

On Monday, police said Dwight William Kematch has been charged with second-degree murder and remains in custody.

Vancouver police say a 39-year-old man was arrested on the scene of the killing Sunday, but released few other details.
Vancouver police say a 39-year-old man was arrested on the scene of the killing Sunday, but released few other details.

Police said a 39-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Vancouver man. (Shane MacKichan)

Police identified the victim as 31-year-old Alexander Lo of Vancouver.

The VPD said the ongoing investigation is being led by its homicide unit.