Kelowna RCMP investigating Canada Day murder

The Kelowna RCMP Serious Crime Unit is investigating the death of a male that occurred on Canada Day.

Police are looking for any witnesses to come forward after a man was fatally injured during an altercation near Queensway Bus Loop on July 1st 2018. 

Officers were called to Queensway Avenue at about 10:50 pm where they located a male on the ground. He suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to the Kelowna General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

“Kelowna RCMP are looking to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of City Hall on Queensway across from O’Flannigan’s Liquor Store between 10:30 pm and 11:00 pm.” States Cst. Lesley Smith Kelowna RCMP “The identify of the male victim is still unknown and we are hoping to locate a friend or family member who will notify the RCMP should they recognize the following description”.

The homicide victim is described as being a non white male in his 30’s, approximately 5’11’’, 150 lbs with long brown hair, long facial hair and brown eyes.  The male was wearing black jeans, a rope belt and black shoes with white soles.  The victim also had several tattoos on his upper body, in particular a large colorful tattoo on his side. 

If you recognize the description of this male, and you have not made contact with him since July 1st, please contact the Kelowna RCMP Serious Crime Unit.  If you witnessed the altercation or were part of a large crowd in the Queensway area at the time, we ask that you contact the Kelowna RCMP at (250) 762-3300. You can also remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.