Charges approved for stabbing in grocery store in 2018

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Coquitlam: Two men have been charged after an investigation into a stabbing at a Coquitlam grocery store on August 2, 2018.

The incident occurred at about 4:15 p.m., at a store in the 3000 block of Lougheed Highway, when two suspects allegedly attacked two other men.

Deshawn van Nguyen (also known as Deshawn Quesnelle), a 22-year-old from Vancouver, has been charged with:

  • Two counts of assault with a weapon,
  • Two counts of assault causing bodily harm.

Desmond Gary Russell, a 22-year-old from Surrey, is facing:

  • Two counts of assault with a weapon,
  • Two counts of assault causing bodily harm.

The victims received serious but not life-threatening injuries. Both suspects are known to police and the attack is believed to be targeted.

As police we understand how upsetting these public incidents can be, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. Thorough investigations take time but we want people to know that we don’t let these incidents slide. We are always working to keep our community safe.