WINNIPEG – A family dispute over possession of a north end home may be what sparked a standoff with police, a gunfight and a man’s death.
The 16-hour-standoff started on Stella Avenue Wednesday morning and ended early Thursday morning with police saying the man inside, Andrew Baryluk, was dead.
They would not say how he died, or what precipitated the standoff.
Court documents obtained by Global News show the 52 year old had been ordered to leave his home earlier this month.
Their mother left a will that gave each sibling a 1/5 stake in the property after her death ten years ago.
While Baryluk is the one who resided there, and paid $240 dollars rent to his brother John, who looked after the house. This year John decided it not longer made financial sense to keep it, and put it up for sale.
Baryluk tried to fight it with the Residential Tenancy Board – writing in an affidavit that it was his understanding he had a “life lease” of the home.
An appeals court ruled otherwise and ordered he vacate the property. That eviction order was to expire Tuesday, August 5th.
Carl Devera lived across the street and said his neighbour was distraught over the eviction.
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