Winnipeg’s 22nd homicide victim identified as Robert Donaldson

A Winnipeg police cruiser. Elisha Dacey / Global News

Winnipeg Police have made an arrest in the city’s 22nd homicide.

On Friday night at around 8:45 p.m., officers responded to reports of a fight involving several men at the intersection of Sherbrook Street and Sara Avenue.

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Responding officers found 51-year-old Robert Donaldson suffering from a stab wound in his upper body, and started giving him first aid. The man in his 50s was transported to hospital by ambulance but succumbed to his injuries.

Police arrested 34-year-old man, Rodney Williams.

Williams has been charged with Second Degree Murder, and two counts of Assault with a Weapon.

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There have already been 22 people who have fallen victim to homicide this year. By this time last year, that number was eight.

The city’s homicide rate could surpass 2011, the worst year in recent memory, when 41 people were killed in the city.

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