Campbell River RCMP make arrest in beating death of homeless man

Suspect in police custody

Campbell River RCMP have made an arrest in connection with the Oct. 2020 death of Dean Dool. Photo courtesy Betty-Jean Dziekan

Campbell River RCMP have made an arrest in connection with the Oct. 2020 death of Dean Dool. Photo courtesy Betty-Jean Dziekan

Campbell River RCMP have made an arrest in connection with an Oct. 15, 2020 death.

The detachment made the arrest in connection with the beating death of Dean Doole, a 60-year-old man experiencing homelessness last fall.

“I’d like to commend the work done by our members,” said Insp. Jeff Preston. “These charges are one of the first steps in helping to bring closure to the victim’s family and friends. Our thoughts will still be with them as this case works it’s way through the court system.”

Staff Sgt. Tracy Veary of the Campbell River Major Crimes Unit announced that Justin William Arnett was charged Jan. 28 with second degree murder in relation to the death of Dean Dool.

Arnett had been arrested on an unrelated warrant and is in police custody.

He is set to appear in Provincial Court on Feb. 2, 2021.

RELATED: Man dies after assault near Royal Bank in Campbell River

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