On November 29, 2014, after 2:00 a.m., EMS personnel were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Rue La Verendrye regarding a report of a stabbing.
On arrival, a male was located suffering from an apparent stab wound to the upper body. The man was transported to hospital in critical condition where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Police identified the victim as Victor Cory Hardisty (31) years of Winnipeg.
Member of the WPS Homicide Unit were called out and continued the investigation with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Unit.
At 4:15 p.m., Police arrested Elvis Marcel McKay (38) years of Winnipeg at a residence on Manitoba Ave and charged him with;
- 2nd Degree Murder
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Recognizance x 6
McKay was remanded into custody.
WPS Public Information Officer Constable Jason Michalyshen indicated Mckay has had, “very substantial police involvement.”
The fact he’s been charged with six (6) counts of failing to comply with a condition of a recognizance is telling.
Michalyshen advised the stabbing occurred after an argument erupted at a residence where a small house party was taking place.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the killing.
Victim Also “Known” to Police
A search of the WPS media releases revealed a bulletin issued on May 31, 2011 requesting the public’s assistance in locating Hardisty who was wanted on two (2) outstanding arrest warrants for robbery & break and enter.
Hardisty is the 22nd reported victim of homicide in Winnipeg in 2014.
Four (4) cases remained unsolved.
A total of fourteen (14) of the killings (63%) occurred as a result of stabbings or edged weapons attacks.
Previous dates when Winnipeg Recorded the 22nd Homicide of the year;
2013 – Nov 4
2012 – Sept 27
2011 – July 16 (Record Year – 41 Homicides)
2010 – Nov 1
2009 – Oct 5
2008 – Sept 23
2007 – Sept 29
2006 – Dec 24
2005 – Oct 10
2004 – Sept 22 (Previous Record Year – 34 Homicides) (100% solvency)