Two charged in homicide after argument escalates into fatal shooting: police
A police car is seen blocking a porting of Pritchard Avenue on Monday, October 7, 2019. (Photo: Glenn Pismenny/CTV News Winnipeg)
WINNIPEG -- Winnipeg police officers have charged two men following the death of a 19-year-old man in October.
On the morning of Oct. 7, police were called to the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue following the report of a man down in the front yard of a home.
When police arrived they found a dead man in the yard. He was identified as Darlus Dary Darrien McKay. His death was the city’s 30th homicide of 2019.
The homicide unit investigated and identified two male suspects, who police said were known to the victim. Police said McKay was involved in an argument with two male suspects, and it escalated into a fatal shooting.
On Nov. 15, officers found and arrested one of the suspects at a home in the 400 block of Boyd Avenue. Derek Donald Franklin, 37, has been charged with manslaughter.
On Nov. 17, police found and arrested the second suspect at another home in the 400 block of Boyd Avenue. Christopher Dalota Murdock, 26, has been charged with second-degree murder and two counts of possession of a firearm, restricted/prohibited weapon or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.
They are both in custody.
None of the charges have been tested in court.