Vancouver – A man wanted B.C.-wide for allegedly assaulting a mom and her toddler is back in custody, after VPD officers arrested him in Chinatown earlier today.

Shakwan Kelly, 27, was arrested shortly before 8 a.m. on Keefer Street, after a witness recognized him from media reports and flagged over a VPD officer who was patrolling the neighbourhood.

Kelly, who was wanted for failing to attend court following the alleged July 9 assault, was returned to jail.

Vancouver Police continue to investigate Kelly’s alleged involvement in a number of criminal offences that occurred the morning of July 9 in the Downtown Eastside and Chinatown.


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