Vancouver Police say a 25-year-old has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with a stabbing outside a Vancouver nightclub in 2022.
VPD Const. Tania Visintin said Mohammed Cortes Torres was arrested and charged following an investigation into the stabbing death of 19-year-old Naseb Fazil outside of Vancouver’s Gallery nightclub on May 23, 2022.
Police said Fazil has been involved in a “confrontation” outside of the nightclub.
Arrested Sunday (April 30), police said Cortes Torres was a Surrey resident at the time of the homicide but had been staying on Vancouver Island more recently. Visintin added Saanich Police helped with the investigation.
At the time of the stabbing, police said a street fight has broken out outside the nightclub, near the intersection of SW Marine Drive and Hudson Street, in the early hours of May 23, 2022.
Fazil was found by police with stab wounds and taken to hospital where he later died of his injuries. Police arrested a 24-year-old man that same day.