Suspect charged in Furby stabbing death


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A suspect has been charged in the stabbing death of 45-year-old James Edsel Tucker on Thursday.

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A suspect has been charged in the stabbing death of 45-year-old James Edsel Tucker on Thursday.

Tucker was discovered in a suite in the 400 block of Furby Street. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

In addition to second-degree murder, Martin Archie Flett, 22, faces several other charges.

WAYBE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES Winnipeg police are investigating a homicide that occurred early Thursday morning in the West End. Initially, a police spokesman said a serious assault had occurred around 3 a.m. in an apartment complex in the 400 block of Furby Street near Ellice Avenue, however, police are now calling the incident a homicide. A press conference has been called for noon at the new Winnipeg Police Service headquarters on Graham Avenue.

The nature and number of other charges were not made public.

Tucker was stabbed in the upper body and sent to hospital in critical condition where he later died.

The motive is unknown but homicide detectives are certain the incident in the city’s inner core started as a break and enter or even, possibly, a home invasion.

“Whether this individual was targeted, I’m not going to close any doors on that. We’re still looking for answers. We’re still trying to sort through pieces of information and we’re hopeful by identifying our victim and the accused, we’ll learn more and our investigation will progress,” Const. Jason Michalyshen said during a press conference.

Anyone with information is asked to contact homicide investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Updated on Friday, June 24, 2016 12:38 PM CDT: Updates

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