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Winnipeg homicide suspect dies in ‘unrelated medical event’: police

Winnipeg police say a 30-year-old man suspected in the death of 29-year-old Norman Nigel Bird has died. Shane Gibson/Global News

Police say a man suspected in the death of a man at a Winnipeg hotel has also died.

Norman Nigel Bird, 29, was found seriously injured at a hotel in the 600 block of Main Street around 3 a.m. Jan. 29.

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He was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where he later died. Police haven’t said how Bird was killed.

Bird’s death was Winnipeg’s fourth homicide of the year.

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On Tuesday police said an investigation into the homicide identified a 30-year-old Winnipeg man, described as an acquaintance of Bird’s, as a suspect in his killing.

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But police say that suspect died in May.

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They say the suspect died from an “unrelated medical event.”

Police haven’t said whether the man had been charged prior to his death.

 

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