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Burnaby man charged in fatal stabbing

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A 19-year-old Burnaby man has been charged with second-degree murder after a fatal stabbing outside a South Burnaby condo building Saturday evening.

At about 7 p.m. Saturday, Burnaby RCMP were called to a report of a stabbing in the 6500-block of Burlington Avenue, say the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

When officers arrived, they found a man, identified as 43-year-old Zsolt Csikos of Burnaby, sitting on the outside of the condo building in serious condition suffering from a stabbing injury. He was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

After receiving information at about 8 p.m. about a possible suspect in the incident, Vancouver police found and arrested a 19-year-old man and turned him over to Burnaby RCMP.

Yacine Zouaoui, 19, of Burnaby, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder and was held in custody until his scheduled court appearance on Tuesday.

IHIT investigators have learned that the victim and suspect knew each other. The motive for the murder will be part of evidence to be presented at trial and is not being released at this time, said IHIT Corp. Dale Carr in a press release.

Police identified a related, secondary crime scene at Metropolis shopping centre. While there was no altercation at the mall in relation to the incident, potential evidence related to the stabbing was located there.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the IHIT TIP Line at 1-877-551-IHIT or, to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

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