Police have caught a person of interest in a fatal stabbing in East Vancouver after his vehicle collided with a police car Thursday morning.

Officers noticed the man, a 47-year-old Burnaby resident, driving erratically at around 4 a.m. in East Vancouver. The driver collided with a police car at East Broadway and Slocan Street after a short pursuit, in which he failed to stop for police.

“The homicide investigation revealed the name of a person of interest that the police wished to speak to, and that person’s name was passed on to patrol officers. One of the patrol members saw a vehicle that belonged to that person at Boundary and Lougheed,” said VPD Sgt. Randy Fincham.

Vancouver Police Departrment confirm the man is a person of interest in Vancouver's sixth homicide of the year. A man in his 50s was found in the alley behind an apartment building at 3433 Renfrew Street on Wednesday at 9 p.m. A  9-1-1 caller notified the police after they heard screaming from the alley.

The suspect was arrested for an outstanding warrant in Burnaby for assault. He is also facing charges including dangerous driving, driving while prohibited and obstruction.

The homicide investigation is ongoing and police are not saying whether there are more suspects.

“Investigators are still looking into the motive or if there are any other witnesses,”  said Fincham.  

The victim’s name will be withheld until next of kin are notified.