Winnipeg police are investigating the city's sixth homicide of this year — the shooting death of a 27-year-old man who was found on Pacific Avenue on Saturday.
Officers were called shortly after 5 p.m. to the 400 block of Pacific, near Ellen Street, where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.
The victim, Geoffrey Oliver Reid, was taken to hospital in critical condition but later pronounced deceased, police confirmed on Sunday.
While Reid was found on Pacific Avenue, police say they believe the shooting took place a block away, inside a home in the 300 block of Alexander Avenue.
After being shot, the victim ran out of the house and called 911 from his cellphone, while witnesses also called for help, according to police.
Mindy Wood said her nine-year-old daughter was outside playing when she saw the man calling for help.
"She just came home and said that she's seen him yelling on the phone … 'I'm gonna die,' it's all that he kept saying," she said.
The incident has Wood, a mother of four, looking for another place to live.
"It scares me for my kids," she said. "We're trying to get out of here."
No charges have been laid at this time.
Arrested in 2010 standoff
It's not clear why Reid was shot or how he was connected to the Alexander Avenue home.
"We're going to, like in any investigation, look at the history of an individual or individuals that we're making contact with to see if their past has any linkage whatsoever to the investigation or the motivation behind the shooting late yesterday afternoon," Const. Jason Michalyshen told reporters on Sunday.
Michalyshen could not say if the shooting was gang-related, or if it was connected to any similar incidents in the area, but he did confirm that the victim was known to police.
In July 2010, Reid was wanted by police after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers during a confrontation on Alexander Avenue and Isabel Street.
At least one officer fired at the man, who ran away from the scene.
Reid was arrested six days later, following a standoff at a home on Maryland Street.