Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

First-degree murder trial underway for drive-by shooting

  • Print

A trial is underway for two Winnipeg men charged with a deadly drive-by shooting linked to gang conflicts in the city.

Dillon Douglas Lecoy, 20, and Stephen Mitchell McKay, 34, have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder for the July 2010 slaying of 18-year-old Dylan Ferland. The pair have elected not to be tried by a jury -- as is normally the case with murder charges -- and instead will have their fate decided by a judge alone.

They appeared in court today for the start of the two-week hearing.

Ferland was gunned down while standing outside a home on the first 100 block of McKenzie Street. He was a known associate of the Native Syndicate street gang. Police said his killing was a targeted attack, which is reflected by the first-degree murder allegations.

Ferland suffered a massive chest wound and died at hospital after police tried to save his life with first aid. Neighbours reported hearing as many as ten shots ring out just before midnight.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

Comments are not accepted on this story because they might prejudice a case before the courts.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Preview: RMTC's Armstrong's War

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A  young goose stuffed with bread from  St Vital park passers-by takes a nap in the shade Thursday near lunch  –see Bryksa’s 30 day goose challenge Day 29-June 28, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • JOE.BRYKSA@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Local-(  Standup photo)-    A butterfly looks for nector on a lily Tuesday afternoon in Wolseley-JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS- June 22, 2010

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What's your favourite Halloween treat to hand out?

View Results

Ads by Google