WINNIPEG – Crimebeat – On Thursday, August 24th, 2011 at approximately 11:15 p.m. Winnipeg Police Service members responded to the 400 block of Dufferin Avenue for a report of a male and female that had been assaulted. Upon arrival, officers located a 48 year old male suffering from serious upper body injuries. Paramedics attended and transported the victim to the hospital in critical condition. An 18 year old female was also located with upper body injuries requiring medical treatment.
The investigation has revealed that a group of people were outside a residence within the 400 block of Dufferin Avenue when two male suspects approached them. A brief verbal dispute occurred, however the suspects left the area. A short time later, the two male suspects returned now armed with a baseball bat. It was at this time the suspects came upon a 48 year old male and 18 year old female who were unaware of the previous dispute. The suspects began assaulting the male victim to the upper body causing him to fall to the ground. The 18 year old female came to his aid at which time she was assaulted to the upper body.
The female victim has since been treated and released from hospital however the male victim remained.
A number of individuals were located nearby and taken into custody.
As a result of the investigation, two male youths, both 15 years of age, had initially been charged with the following offences:
- Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
- Assault with a weapon
- Aggravated assault
On August 30th, 2011, the 48 year old male victim succumbed to his injuries.
The two male youths were arrested on August 30th, 2011 and charged with 2nd Degree Murder. They have been detained at the Manitoba Youth Centre.