Argument led to Winnipeg’s 26th homicide of 2021, police say

A Winnipeg man is facing manslaughter charges in the city’s 26th homicide of 2021.

Police said William Randall Sharpe, 41, was killed during the night of July 31 at a get-together at a shared residence on Atlantic Avenue.

Two of the residents, police said, became involved in an argument which escalated to a physical fight. Sharpe was assaulted and the suspect fled the scene. Another resident called 911 after the victim was found to be unresponsive.

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Emergency services found the victim dead at the scene in the early hours of Aug. 1.

Donnie Lavallee, 23, was arrested and charged Wednesday with manslaughter.

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