Witnesses to assault wanted
Maria Diment / Vancouver is great – July 21, 2022 / 9:58 AM | Story: 376611
Vancouver police are seeking additional witnesses after a mother and her toddler were knocked to the ground by a man in Chinatown.
The attack took place on July 9 after the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) responded to reports of a shirtless man walking into traffic and kicking cars around 10:45 a.m. The doors.
When VPD officers arrived, 27-year-old Shakwan David Kelly ran through Chinatown, knocking and knocking over a 40-year-old mother and her toddler who were standing on the south side of East Pender Street near Gore Avenue. The mother hit her head and the child suffered multiple abrasions.
David Kelly was arrested on Main Street moments later, but the VPD is asking for more witnesses.
“This attack took place in a busy neighborhood and was attended by about a dozen people,” said Sergeant Steve Addison. “Although we have spoken to some witnesses, we are still collecting evidence and would like to hear from others who saw or heard what happened.”
The suspect was initially taken to prison and then released after being charged with mischief, assault and obstruction of a peace official. He is now wanted all over BC after failing to return for his scheduled July 12 appearance.
Witnesses to the attack are requested to call 604-717-4021.