Saanich Police have confirmed that an altercation between a 16-year-old male and a 34-year-old man on north Douglas Street near Uptown on June 1 led to the latter’s death. The teen has been charged with manslaughter. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Police have confirmed that an altercation between a 16-year-old male and a 34-year-old man on north Douglas Street near Uptown on June 1 led to the latter’s death. The teen has been charged with manslaughter. (Black Press Media file photo)

16-year-old boy charged with manslaughter after streetside altercation in Victoria

A 34-year-old man died after being struck by a commercial truck following altercation

A 16-year-old male has been charged with one count of manslaughter in relation to the death of a 34-year-old man on Douglas Street (June 1).

The accused is a minor and cannot be named. As the matter is now before the courts, police do not plan to release further information to the public at this time.

RELATED STORY: Altercation led to pedestrian death near Uptown centre, Saanich police say

Saanich police responded after a physical altercation between the teen and the other man, which led to older man’s death between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Tuesday at the northeast corner of the intersection. The man was struck by a passing commercial truck and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver cooperated with police and is not a subject of the investigation.

If you have any information to report about this incident, please call the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) Information Line at (250) 380-6211.


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