No wrongdoing in death


After a thorough investigation into the death of a 55-year-old Revelstoke man, police have determined that the circumstances of the incident were not criminal in nature.

On April 25 at approximately 11:15 am, emergency medical personnel were called to 9th Street across from Queen Elizabeth Park for a report of an injured male. That man, who was later identified as Dean Pratico of Revelstoke, subsequently died from his injuries.

The investigation into Pratico's death revealed that the incident was not instigated by the 34-year-old Revelstoke man involved in the interaction, and he has since been cleared of all wrong-doing.

This was a tragic incident suffered by both men and has profoundly affected their families. Unfortunately, those involved continue to be further victimized through inappropriate phone calls and postings on social media networks. 

The Revelstoke RCMP and the South East District Major Crime Unit would like to thank the members of the general public that came forward with information.

Update -- April 28

It has been confirmed by the RCMP that the 55-year-old Revelstoke man sent to hospital has now died of his injuries.

RCMP are not saying what caused the injuries that led to the death of Dean Pratico.

"The specific circumstances surrounding how the injuries occurred to the 55-year-old man are subject to the investigation. Information is limited in that respect," says Cst. Kris Clark.

"We are looking for witnesses to confirm those details. I can't provide any specifics as to what interaction these two men had."

Clark says no arrests have been made and no one is currently in custody.

"We are looking for witnesses to the event or anyone with any information. They can come to the Revelstoke RCMP or stay anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers."

RCMP are investigating after a 55-year-old Revelstoke man was sent to hospital with serious injuries.

On April 25 at approximately 11:15 a.m., emergency medical personnel were called to 9th Street across from Queen Elizabeth Park for a report of an injured male.

Police were later made aware of an interaction between two men, aged 55 and 33, on the roadway in the school zone at that location. 

The 55-year-old man Revelstoke man suffered life-threatening injuries and was immediately transported to the Queen Victoria Hospital. He was later transported by BC Air Ambulance to the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops where he remains in critical condition.

The exact circumstances surrounding how the injuries to the man occurred are now subject of the police investigation.

The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

Police are asking anyone with any information about this incident to call the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255 or remain anonymous by call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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