Winnipeg Police Homicide Detectives may have their hands full working the latest murder case in River City.
If media reports are true, it would seem guns, gangs and drugs may have all played a part in the north end killing.
On October 7, 2019, at 9:25 a.m., Winnipeg Police responded to reports of a man down in the front yard of a residence located in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue.
Upon arrival, police officers located the body of a deceased male believed to be in his twenties.
“A few of his friends told me that he was in a lot of trouble and a lot of his friends told me that something was going to happen to him. He [got] caught up on meth.”
Since the initial press release, police identified the victim as Darlus Dary Darrien McKay (19) of Winnipeg.
Reports in various media outlets indicate McKay was involved in the drug subculture and associated with a “bad” crowd.
In an online CBC news article the victim’s mother, Tina McKay, indicated, “A few of his friends told me that he was in a lot of trouble and a lot of his friends told me that something was going to happen to him. He [got] caught up on meth.”
Mckay indicated her son had been shot to death.
Police have not confirmed the cause of death or a motive in the killing.
No arrests have been made in the case.
The investigation is continuing by members of the WPS Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist with the investigation is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.
McKay is the 30th reported homicide victim of the year in Winnipeg.
Police have solved all but 4 of the 30 cases – solvency rate = 86%.
In 2018, the City of Winnipeg recorded a total of twenty-two (22) homicide cases.
All but one of the cases from 2018 has been solved – solvency rate = 95%.
In 2011, the City of Winnipeg recorded a record 41 homicide cases.
In 2011, the 30th homicide of the year was recorded on September 10th.
2019 Homicide Statistics
Manner of Death
- Shooting – 11
- Stabbing – 8
- Blunt Force Trauma – 2
- Not Disclosed – 9
Gender of Victims;
- Male – 26
- Female – 4
2019 Homicide by the Month
- January – 3
- February – 2
- March – 6
- April – 2
- May – 6
- June – 5
- July – 1
- August – 3
- September – 1
- October – 1
2011 Homicide by the Month
- January – 3
- February – 4
- March – 2
- April – 2
- May – 5
- June – 1
- July – 6 – (Includes an incident where 5 people died in an arson-related incident.)
- August – 6
- September – 4
- October – 2
- November – 1
- December – 5