Winnipeg's latest homicide victim ID'd
A man who was beaten to death has been identified by Winnipeg police as Michael Charles Parker, 33, the city's 12th victim of homicide in 2012.
Parker was injured in the parking lot of the Thriftlodge Motor Inn, in the 1400 block of Notre Dame Avenue around 11:30 p.m. CT Thursday.
He managed to make his way to a nearby home where he was found, but he died later in hospital.
Police also announced on Saturday that a suspect in the case had been arrested and charged.
Although he was injured in a parking lot adjacent to an off-sale beer store, police said Parker had not been robbed.
Police said it appeared Parker was in the Thriftlodge Motor Inn prior to the attack. They added that the victim and the suspect were not known to each other and that their first encounter was in the parking lot.
Police did not elaborate on the nature of Parker's injuries.
Shane Kenneth Pruden, 40, of Winnipeg, was arrested Friday and has been charged with second-degree murder. He is well known to police.
Pruden remains in custody and police said their investigation is continuing.
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