21-year-old man, 16-year-old boy charged in deadly nightclub shooting

WINNIPEG — Police have made arrests in the deadly nightclub shooting Sunday that also sparked an internal police probe into how the matter was handled.

Marcus Richard, 21, was arrested at about 7 a.m. Thursday on a Via Rail train in Sudbury, Ont., after Winnipeg police issued a warrant for his arrest. He faces charges of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

“That individual was responsible for firing the shots at the crowd,” Sgt. Natalie Aitken told reporters Friday.

Rustom Paclipan, 23, was shot and killed outside Opera Ultralounge on Main Street Sunday morning just after 2 a.m. Two other men, aged 18 and 24, were wounded in the gunfire.

A 16-year-old Winnipeg boy was arrested at about 6 p.m. Tuesday near Simcoe Street and Notre Dame Avenue and charged with manslaughter, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle and possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition. Aitken said although the gun was in a vehicle at one point, police believe the shooting was done on the sidewalk.

Aitken shed a little more light on what happened early Sunday morning, noting “that firearm was never within …read more

Global News Winnipeg: 21-year-old man, 16-year-old boy charged in deadly nightclub shooting

21-year-old man, 16-year-old boy charged in deadly nightclub shooting