Murder victim known to Winnipeg police
Victim of fatal shooting previously charged with aggravated assault
More details are emerging about the man shot and killed in a Main Street restaurant Friday morning.Winnipeg police have identified him as 24-year-old William Edward Moar.
Moar was shot in Johnny G’s on Main Street just before 2 a.m.
Several people were taken into custody and later released.
Tributes to Moar have since been posted on social media sites like Facebook and YouTube.
Police said Moar was well-known to them.
In 2009, Moar was charged with aggravated assault along with four others following a vicious beating of 19-year-old man in a West Broadway parking lot.
Kawara Ojwato was attacked by four men as he got out of his car.
Ojwato suffered multiple wounds — including a severe brain injury — and spent more than a year in hospital.
He will never walk, talk or feed himself again and will require round-the-clock care for the rest of his life.
Ojwato, a Sudanese immigrant, was attacked because members of a street gang in the area mistook him for a member of the African Mafia street gang.
At the time, Moar was connected to the B-Side street gang.
"Mr. Moar was known to police, but whether any of his past dealings had anything to do with this, I am unaware," said Const. Eric Hofley.
Police won’t say if Friday’s shooting was gang-related.
Winnipeg police haven’t laid any charges in the case and are hoping anyone with information will come forward.