Charges of second degree murder have been laid following a Downtown Eastside homicide.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on August 8th, police responded to East Hastings near Main Street after receiving reports of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found a man with a serious stab wound. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Thirty-four year-old Dennis Sleightholme of Vancouver has been charged with second degree murder and has been held in custody pending his next court appearance.

The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Dominic Boateng of Vancouver.