UPDATED: Charges in Langley City stabbing

A fight at a Langley downtown pub resulted in the death of a well-known Langley homeless man on Monday night.

Wells Tony Gallagher, 37, was found by Langley RCMP in the 20300 block of Fraser Highway just after 7 p.m. He was taken to hospital in critical condition and later died.

After a brief foot chase, local Mounties caught and arrested David Christopher Van Den Brink, 21, now charged with second degree murder.

Van Den Brink, of no fixed address, is known to police, said Sgt. Stephanie Ashton of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Van Den Brink remains in custody as of Wednesday morning.

The daylight altercation in a busy part of downtown Langley meant many people saw at least part of the incident.

“Multiple witnesses came forward to provide information to police,” said Ashton. “This community support, coupled with the partnership between IHIT and the Langley RCMP, is responsible for investigators obtaining charge approval relatively quickly.”

The area around the murder scene was taped off for an investigation that lasted through the night and into Tuesday morning, when normal traffic was allowed to resume.

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