15-year-old now wanted in 2 Point Douglas homicides after assault victim dies: Winnipeg police

The victim of one of two serious assaults in Winnipeg’s Point Douglas neighborhood on Monday has died, police said Friday, as they released the name and photo of a teenager wanted in two homicides.

Marvin William Felix, 54, was assaulted around 5 a.m. Monday on Main Street between Logan and Higgins avenues, and was taken to hospital in critical condition.

Police told a news conference on Friday afternoon that he died overnight.

They also posted a photo and description of Gavin Elvis Bone, 15, one of two people now charged with second degree murder in the death of Felix and the death of Danielle Dawn Ballantyne, 36, whose body was found in an apartment building in Point Douglas on Monday. Morning.

Although Bone was a teenager, a court allowed his name and likeness to be released as a Canada-wide warrant was issued for his arrest.

The other suspect is also a 15-year-old boy. He was arrested on Wednesday and initially charged with second degree murder in Ballantyne’s death and two counts of aggravated assault. The charge related to Felix’s assault has been upgraded to a second-degree charge, police said Friday.

About half an hour before Felix was attacked, another man in his 50s was also seriously assaulted. He was found with traumatic injuries in a parking lot on Main between Jarvis and Sutherland avenues, two blocks north of where Felix was found, around 4:30 a.m. Monday.

The attacks on Ballantyne, Felix and the other man all appear to have been random, police say.

Another assault was reported in the area around 5:30 a.m. Monday morning, when an injured man in his 50s reported officers in the nearby area of ​​Logan Avenue and the Disraeli Freeway. He was taken to hospital in stable condition.

The assault is still under investigation, police said. They believe this is part of the previous assault cluster, but investigators do not know if the two teens were involved in this incident.

WATCH | “We are shaken by these incidents,” the Winnipeg police spokesperson said:

Winnipeg police ‘shaken’ by violent attacks

Winnipeg Police Constable. Dani McKinnon said officers were also distraught after a series of random attacks on people in the early hours of Monday August 25 in the Point Douglas neighborhood. Two people are dead and two teenagers are wanted in their deaths along with a third attack.

const. Dani McKinnon, spokesperson for the Winnipeg Police Service, was visibly shaken when she spoke at the press conference on Friday.

“I’m supposed to come here and put the community at ease,” she said.

“We are shaken by these incidents. It is shocking that two homicides have [allegedly] came into the hands of two youngsters for reasons completely unknown at that time.”

The investigation into the series of attacks is ongoing, “but other suspects may also be involved,” she said.

The body of Danielle Dawn Ballantyne was found Monday morning in an apartment building in Point Douglas. Two people have now been charged with second degree murder in his death. (Submitted by family)

The bone is described as being five feet six inches tall and weighing around 150 pounds. He has a significant scar on his left cheek, police said in a news release Friday.

They warn that he is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached if seen. Anyone who sees Bone should call 911, police said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477 (TIPS).

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