WHALLEY — A 22-year-old Surrey man is facing several charges after a dramatic, violent scene outside a Whalley apartment Sunday night.
Kris Kelly has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault and unlawful confinement in the case.
Adel Masoud, manager of the apartment building, received a call from a tenant Sunday that he heard people fighting in one of the other units.
“I told him to keep me on the phone and knock on the door,” Masoud told the Now. “He knocked on the door and we heard a voice, somebody angry, yelling, ‘Go away.'”
Masoud said he then rushed to the building along with his two sons.
The man in the apartment then opened his window, according to Masoud, telling them everything was fine.
“After that we heard a lady shouting, ‘He wants to kill me. He wants to kill me.’ And he closed the window.”
Masoud said the victim must have somehow escaped as soon after, she ran outside, falling on the ground.
“She was naked. Hands tied from the front. Bleeding from the neck,” said a shaken Masoud.
He said he had seen her once before when she was apparently visiting someone who lived in the building.
Masoud stayed at the building’s entrance, to ensure the man couldn’t take off, he said. One of his sons called police, while one stayed with the woman, he recalled.
“Police arrived,” Masoud continued, “they opened her hands. Her neck, there was a really big cut with a knife.”
She was taken to hospital.
“All I can say is, I arrived at the right time,” said Masoud.
The building houses Masoud’s Middle Eastern Friendship Centre, an organization that provides support to newcomers. The apartment in question is located above his organization’s space.
In a release, Surrey RCMP thanked “a number of Good Samaritans who came to the aid of the victim.”
Police say “their efforts were instrumental in helping officers apprehend the suspect.”
The woman remains in hospital and is expected to survive.