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Charges laid in Winnipeg cemetery homicide

Police investigate a crime scene at Thompson in the Park Funeral Home and Cemetery. Global News

Winnipeg police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal shooting at a McGillivray Boulevard cemetery earlier this year.

On April 16, 21-year-old Hayder Hassan was shot at the Thompson in the Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and later died in hospital.

READ MORE: Winnipeg police looking for dash-cam footage to help them in cemetery homicide investigation

On Tuesday, police attended Milner Ridge Correctional Centre and arrested 24-year-old Abdullahi Jemal Hamed on the strength of a warrant.

He is being charged with second-degree murder and with two counts of failing to comply with a probation order and remains in custody.

The homicide unit continues to investigate and anyone with information is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS.

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