Charges laid in gas station fatal stabbing in Abbotsford

Trevor Johnson was killed on Thursday following a fight with suspect Thavone Junior Carlson

Trevor Johnson

Trevor Johnson

A 20-year-old Abbotsford man has been charged with a fatal stabbing that took place last Thursday night at a local gas station.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced Monday that Thavone Junior (TJ) Carlson has been charged with the second-degree murder of Trevor Johnson, 34.

The stabbing took place at about 9:30 p.m. at the Petro-Canada gas station at the corner of Townline and Maclure roads in Abbotsford.

IHIT spokeswoman Sgt. Stephanie Ashton said Johnson met Carlson at the location, a fight broke out, and Carlson allegedly stabbed Johnson.

Police were notified after Johnson was transported to hospital in critical condition. He died of his injuries just after midnight.

IHIT has released no further details, including what instigated the fight and how the two knew each other.

Carlson has been remanded in custody and is next slated to make a brief appearance on Thursday in Abbotsford provincial court on the murder charge, as well as for a previous charge of assault causing bodily harm.

Carlson allegedly punched somebody in the face at a party on Jan. 25 in Abbotsford.