Alberni stabbing victim, suspect were brothers

The suspect who allegedly stabbed a 21-year-old man to death on Monday is charged with murder. The victim and suspect are brothers.

The suspect who allegedly stabbed a 21-year-old man to death on Monday in Port Alberni has been charged with murder.

RCMP haven’t released the suspect’s name yet. But the Crown Counsel office at Port Alberni Provincial Court has confirmed that Archibald Thompson III, 25, has been charged with one count of second degree murder. Further charges could be forthcoming.

The victim, Aaron Anthony Thompson, isn’t known to police. Archibald however is, RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said.

The News has learned that Archibald and Aaron are brothers.

Archibald’s first court appearance is on  May 9, after the News went to press.

Aaron was found on Redford Street on Monday morning suffering from a stab wound and later died at West Coast General Hospital.

An RCMP dog team flushed Archibald Thompson out of Dry Creek Park on Monday afternoon and he was arrested  on Frank Street after a foot chase.

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