April 27, 2019 1:04 pm
Updated: April 27, 2019 1:17 pm

Winnipeg teen charged with second-degree murder in death of Joselito Fernandez

Winnipeg Police make arrest in homicide of Joselito Fernandez

Global News

Winnipeg Police’s Homicide Unit has laid charges against a suspect involved in the April 18 homicide of 53-year-old Joselito Fernandez.

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On April 26, a male suspect was located in the area of Redwood Avenue and Battery Street and placed under arrest.

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A 16-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder, failure to comply with a probation order, and two counts of possession of a firearm, restricted/ prohibited weapon or ammunition contrary to a probation order.

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Investigators believe that Joselito had been walking along the rail line when he was confronted at gunpoint by the 16-year-old man. Police believe Joselito was shot and robbed before the man fled.

The two men were not known to each other and the 16-year-old was detained in custody.

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