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Winnipeg man faces murder charges in assault on teen Sunday morning

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Samuel David Hastings, 19, has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in connection to the death of a 17-year-old on Assiniboine Avenue Sunday – Jul 5, 2021

A Winnipeg man is in custody facing murder charges in connection with death of a 17-year-old Sunday morning.

Police said they were called around 3:30 a.m. to an Assiniboine Avenue apartment block with reports of an assault.

The victim, Jaden Charles John Oman, was taken to hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

Read more: Teen dies following downtown assault in Winnipeg

Police said they believe the victim had been involved in an argument with a man he knew, which escalated to an assault.

The acquaintance, Samuel David Hastings, 19, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

The incident was Winnipeg’s 19th homicide of 2021.

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