January 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Updated: March 18, 2019 10:26 am

Burrows shooting victim dies, suspect charged with second degree murder

WATCH: Winnipeg police said Friday the victim of a Jan. 7 assault on Burrows Avenue succumbed to his injuries.


The victim of a Jan. 7 assault has died, say Winnipeg police, and the suspect’s charges have been updated to include second-degree murder.

Dexter Cortavista Dejarisco, 31, died Tuesday from his injuries.

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Dejarisco had been shot, reportedly with a homemade gun, at a residence in the 500 block of Burrows Avenue and taken to hospital in critical condition.

Cst. Rob Carver said the weapon used was an “improvised firing device”, or homemade gun.

“They are incredibly dangerous … they can blow up in the user’s hands. Even when our officers seize them, they are very cautious in dealing with them.”

WATCH: Weapon used in Burrows Avenue assault was a homemade gun

Benny Lance Hansen, 34, was previously charged with aggravated assault and firearms offences, and now faces second-degree murder charges as well.

He remains in custody.

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