Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 01/25/2013 11:39 AM
Last Modified: 01/25/2013 1:00 PM | Updates
A 24-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in a two-year-old murder case.
Police had responded to a large brawl outside the Osborne Village Inn on August 5, 2011, where they found a seriously injured man, Baljinder Singh Sidhu, 27. Sidhu was taken to hospital and died from stab wounds.
An investigation followed and resulted in the arrest of Zeljko Mikic, 24, who has been charged with second-degree murder. He is in custody at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.
"A pretty chaotic scene is the best way to describe," what police encountered that August morning back in 2011, said WPS spokesman Const. Jason Michalyshen. "A number of individuals were involved in a very serious fight.
"It took us time to identify individuals, it took us time to gather facts, information, with respect to a possible suspect."
Michalyshen said it’s believed that participants in the street brawl had gang ties.
There were 41 homicides in 2011, a record for Winnipeg. Michalyshen said arrests have been made in all but three of those cases.
Updated on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM CST: Writethru
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.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Province to crack down on high-risk drivers
Solution to traffic snarls could be proper use of zipper: councillor
Premier, workplace safety advocates walk to remember victims of workplace hazards
Man charged in 3 homicides of vulnerable people
The Tenors set to play MTS Centre
Alzheimer's patient involved in fatal confrontation dies
Teachers in hot pursuit of missing air balloon...they hope
Bombers sign OL Corey Lewis
Manitoba NFLer Idonije calls it a career
Most nurses not fully equipped to serve Manitoba First Nations: Auditor General
City police have suspect in custody in downtown homicides
Bowman says meeting with True North, CentreVenture 'positive and productive'
Barenaked Ladies and Doyle at MTS Centre Nov. 6
Warmer weather arrives in the 'Peg
No OT for transit workers as contract talks drag on
CMHR needs to focus on attracting students
Rejuvenating the West End
Friendly faces ease fear
Man detained in police probe
Street people susceptible to violent crime
Growing up in occupied Holland
NDP's budget plan earns Pallister's scorn
Another Quick Care clinic to open
Contraband cigarettes seized; four face charges