Crime and Police

Winnipeg police charge two teens with manslaughter after man found injured on Main Street

Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer.

Winnipeg Police Cadets at Higgins Avenue and Main Street on Wednesday after a injured man was found lying in the road. Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer.

City’s 31st homicide of 2019

The Winnipeg police homicide unit has arrested two teenage boys after a man was found injured and lying on Main Street.

The boys aged 13 and 14, are each charged with one count of manslaughter. They have been detained in custody.

On Tuesday at approximately 12:00 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of a man lying on the roadway on Main Street between Higgins Avenue and Sutherland Avenue.

Winnipeg Police at Sutherland Avenue and Main Street on Wednesday after a injured man was found lying in the road. Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer.

Transit drivers assisted by stopping buses and blocked one lane of traffic until police arrived.

An unresponsive man was found suffering from injuries. Patrol officers preformed CPR until the arrival of paramedics.

The man was taken to hospital in critical condition and later died as a result of his injuries.

He has been identified as Neilson Catcheway, 40, of Winnipeg.

Police determined that Catcheway had been assaulted and a short time later he was struck by an unrelated northbound vehicle.

Winnipeg Police investigate on Wednesday after a injured man was found lying in Main Street. Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer.

Investigators are asking for the driver of the vehicle to come forward.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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