Two teenagers face second murder charge after man dies in series of assaults

WINNIPEG – Police say a man who was assaulted during a random wave of violence in Winnipeg earlier in the week has died.

Marvin William Felix, 54, died Thursday from injuries sustained in an assault on Monday, police say.

They say the death is being investigated in connection with the murder of Danielle Dawn Ballantyne, 36, the same morning.

A 15 year old boy was arrested and a Canada Wide Warrant was issued for another 15 year old boy.

The two teenagers are to be charged with two counts of second degree murder.

const. Dani McKinnon of the Winnipeg Police Service says the community has been shaken by the deaths and two other assaults that also took place in the Point Douglas neighborhood on the same day.

« You just kind of feel shaken up, » McKinnon said Friday. « I think that’s how we all feel. »

Police were first called early Monday morning to a seriously injured man in his 50s in a parking lot next to an apartment building. This man remains in critical condition.

About 30 minutes later, patrol officers located Felix, who was seriously injured in the back of a nearby hotel.

Police were in the area investigating the assaults when officers were again reported another injured man, also in his 50s, who had been assaulted.

Young people should also be charged with aggravated assault. They don’t face charges for the final assault, McKinnon said, but police believe it’s related.

« We don’t know what precipitated these particular events, » McKinnon said.

Police said other people may have been targeted but did not report it to police. McKinnon added that there may be more arrests as the investigation progresses.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 26, 2022.


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