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Charges upgraded after Elmwood stabbing

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Winnipeg police have made an arrest in connection with an attempted murder in Elmwood.

Police were dispatched to the first 100 block of Noble Avenue shortly before midnight on Feb. 8, and found a 19-year-old male, who has been identified as Marcus Neil Blacksmith, was suffering from stab wounds to his upper body. The man was transported to hospital in critical condition. He died on Feb. 11.

A 19-year-old male, Jordan Thomas Munroe, was arrested at the scene, and after an investigation by the Major Crimes Unit, was initially charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault, but the charges have now been upgraded to second-degree murder.

After an investigation, police allege that Munroe, Blacksmith, and another person were socializing when an argument between Munroe and Blacksmith broke out, resulting in Munroe being evicted from the home. Police say Munroe returned to get his coat, but the argument continued and escalated, at which point Munroe is alleged to have taken a knife and stabbed the victim in the upper body.

Munroe was detained at the Provincial Remand Centre.

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