Police lay charges in Notre Dame murder
Published Saturday, April 14, 2012 11:18AM CST
Winnipeg police have laid charges in the stabbing death of a 33-year-old Winnipeg man that happened Thursday night.
Officers were called to the 1300 block of Notre Dame around 11:30 p.m. on April 12 after an injured man was found.
The man was rushed to hospital and later died, police said. It is believed he was stabbed in the heart.
A friend of the victim identified him as 33-year-old Michael Parker. Police confirmed his identity Saturday morning.
"I was kind of devastated. I don't know what to say – I'm still stunned to tell you the truth," said Gerry McCasky, a friend of Parker. McCasky watched as paramedics tried to save his friend's life. He said he saw Parker lying bleeding on the pavement.
Shane Kenneth Pruden, 40, has been charged with second-degree murder. He remains in custody at the provincial remand centre.
Jenny Land, who saw police investigating after the incident, said she heard what sounded like a fight coming from a Notre Dame Avenue home Thursday night.
"They were screaming and cussing," said Land.
Parker's murder marks Winnipeg's 12th homicide of 2012.
The homicide unit is continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 786-8477.