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Weekend assault leaves man dead: Winnipeg Police

Winnipeg police say a man has died following a reported assault in the area of Burrows Avenue and Aikins Street early Sunday morning. Matt Purchase / Global News

Winnipeg police are investigating a weekend homicide in the city’s north end.

The force says its officers were sent to Burrows Avenue and Aikins Street shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday after receiving a report a man had been assaulted.

Police provided emergency first aid. The victim was subsequently taken to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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Winnipeg police said Monday the man who died was Felix Bernard Chief, 28, of Winnipeg.

A Global News reporter at the scene early Sunday afternoon saw multiple police markers surrounding a grey SUV parked in the middle of the street with a Domino’s Pizza marker on the roof.

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Winnipeg police say a man has died following a reported assault in the area of Burrows Avenue and Aikins Street early Sunday morning. Matt Purchase / Global News

Multiple police units were at the location, along with a police forensics van.

At the time, Burrows Avenue was blocked by police between Salter Street and Charles Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the homicide unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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This death is Winnipeg’s 35th homicide since the beginning of the year.

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