Vancouver – A 15-year-old boy has died from his injuries after being stabbed Saturday during an altercation in a west-side park. A teenaged suspect has been charged in connection with the homicide.

“The young victim passed away Sunday afternoon in Children’s Hospital, 24 hours after medical staff attempted life-saving surgery,” says Sergeant Steve Addison, VPD. “The Vancouver Police Department’s Homicide Unit is now leading the case and will continue gathering evidence to support the ongoing investigation.”

The stabbing occurred around 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Almond Park, near Alma Street and West 13th Avenue, after an altercation between two groups of teens. VPD investigators believe the victim was stabbed in the chest by another teen. He lost consciousness and collapsed in the park.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested nearby and has been charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.  The accused can’t be named because he is a youth.

Anyone with information is asked to contact VPD’s Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.