Winnipeg police are now investigating the death of a 20-year-old Manitoba man as a homicide.

The parents of Braden Bjornson said he died on Friday, one week after he suffered serious head injuries from an assault.

Police said the young man was found seriously assaulted early in the morning on June 29.

The police identification unit blocked off the 200 block of Machray Avenue while they searched for any clues.

Witnesses told CTV News the man was attacked for a case of beer.

Bjornson’s family says he suffered severe brain damage.

They said Bjornson had been living in Winnipeg for less than two years, but returned home to Arborg nearly every weekend. He leaves behind his parents and three sisters.

Police said Monday morning they are now considering his death a homicide.

They are asking anyone with information about the incident to call investigators at 986-6219 or 786-TIPS (8477). No arrests have been made so far.