Police have released the names of two men charged with first-degree murder in the killing of George Prieston.

Raymond Ducharme and Shawn Poitra, both 25, are also charged with cruelty to animals in the death of Prieston’s dog.

Police said they still haven’t found the military-style assault rifle they believe was used to kill Prieston.

On May 12, police were called to the 600 block of Wellington Avenue around 6:30 p.m. on a report of a man shot.

They found 29-year-old Prieston suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was taken to hospital in critical condition but later died.

Police said a dog belonging to Prieston was also shot and died as a result.

Winnipeg Police Service Const. Rob Carver said it appears drugs may have been a factor in the shooting.  He also said it appears the victim and suspects were known to each other.

Police haven’t ruled out the possibility of more arrests.