Two men have been charged with gunning down a man in a suspected gang attack outside a private girls school during a sunny afternoon in June.
Dahir Abdi, 19, and Theodoros Kyriakakos, 21, both of Winnipeg, were arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of 29-year-old Kyle Anthony Braithwaite just steps away from Balmoral Hall School in West Broadway on June 14.
The two accused were detained in custody.
Witnesses described hearing four or five gunshots in rapid succession, before a black car peeled off from the scene. Two nurses, who happened to be in the area near Young and Balmoral streets, performed CPR on the victim in the middle of the street.
Police will only say the shooting wasn't random, but in June, a community outreach worker with experience working with street gangs said the crime was related to a dispute between the Mad Cowz and B-Side.
On two occasions, Kyriakakos pleaded guilty to drug possession, once in December 2018 and again in July 2019. He was fined both times. He was on supervised probation after taking a car without the owner’s consent in 2018. He had been initially charged with robbery in that incident.
Abdi has no adult criminal record.