Arrests made in 2 homicide cases

Winnipeg police have arrested five people in connection to two homicides in the city.

Winnipeg police have arrested five people in connection to two homicides in the city.

Four of the arrests have to do with a beating death that happened Thursday in the 300 block of Aberdeen Avenue, in the city's North End.

An officer walking a beat came across an injured man in an alley. The man, Leroy George Ross, 38, was taken to hospital but died on Friday.

According to police, a house party took place Wednesday night into Thursday and at some point a fight involving three women and Ross broke out.

He was beaten inside the house and then the fight spilled outside to the back yard.

Once outside, a man then joined in and beat Ross further, police said.

Ross was then left outside while his attackers returned to the house.

The women, aged 37, 35, and 42, and the 42-year-old man, have all been charged with manslaughter.

Ross' death is the 25th homicide of the year.

Houle homicide

The other arrest has to do with the shooting death of Jordan Dennis Houle, 24.

He was killed Sept. 29 on the 600 block of Maryland Street.

Just before 1 a.m. Friday Clinton Jordan McKenzie, 20, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder.

The latter charge has to do with another man who was injured in the same incident.

The 19-year-old man, also suffering from gunshot wounds, was located not far from where Houle was found.

Police say they believe both were shot on Maryland but the 19-year-old ran a block over to McGee Street, where he fell onto the ground in a yard.

Houle died shortly afterwards but the other man is recovering. 

Police have already charged Michael Frank Okemow, 24, and Edward Arthur Coutu, 27, in connection to the homicide.

Both are also charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder.