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Two arrested in Pritchard Avenue killing of 19-year-old Winnipeg man

The body of a man in his was found in a yard on Pritchard Avenue.
The body of a man in his was found in a yard on Pritchard Avenue. Scott Duarte/Global News

Two Winnipeg men have been arrested and charged in connection with an Oct. 7 homicide, police said.

Police found the body of a 19-year-old victim, Darius Dary Darrien McKay, in the front yard of a home on Pritchard Avenue that morning.

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The investigation determined that two suspects were involved in a verbal argument with the victim, which escalated to a shooting.

Police arrested one suspect, 37-year-old Derek Donald Franklin, on Friday afternoon at a Boyd Avenue home, and charged him with manslaughter.

The second suspect, Christopher Dakota Murdock, 26, was tracked down and arrested two days later at a different address in the same block of Boyd Avenue.

Murdock faces charges of second-degree murder and two counts of possession a firearm or restricted weapon contrary to a probation order.

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Both suspects are in custody.

Winnipeg police talk about a busy year of homicides in 2019
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