Timely 911 call interrupts assault, saves victim’s life

Two Victoria men could be facing attempted murder charges after a timely 911 call from a neighbour that saved the victim's life.

Two Victoria men could be facing attempted murder charges after a timely 911 call from a neighbour that police believe interrupted the assault and saved the victim’s life.

On Friday, May 22 shortly after 9 p.m. a resident of a multi-room residential dwelling in the 200-block of Langford Street called 911 after hearing what the person believed to be someone being assaulted in one of the complex rooms.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered a 43-year-old Victoria man suffering from what appeared to be life-threatening injuries.

The victim was transported to hospital and two men located on scene were taken into custody.

Investigators believe the 911 call may have interrupted the assault, saving the victim’s life.

VicPD are recommending charges of attempted murder against 60-year-old George Earl Storry from Victoria and 53-year-old Russell Hugh Meredith, also from Victoria.