Winnipeg police charge suspect in College Avenue homicide

The police identification unit at the scene of a homicide at an apartment building in the 200 block of College Avenue on November 27, 2020. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

Winnipeg police have charged a suspect following the death of a man who was assaulted at an apartment building on College Avenue last month.

On November 27, at 4:26 a.m., police responded to a building in the 200 block of College Avenue for a report of an individual that had been found with serious injuries.

Upon arrival, officers located a deceased man inside a residence.

The deceased victim was later identified by police as Kelvin Fredrick Sumner, 38, of Winnipeg.

A police car is parked in the back lane of an apartment building in the 200 block of College Avenue on November 27, 2020. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

Members of the Homicide Unit continued with the investigation.

It is believed that the victim and a suspect were together in a suite during the daytime hours of November 26, when a dispute occurred and escalated to an assault. The suspect then fled the suite, and the victim was discovered deceased the next day.

Police say on December 14, a male suspect was placed under arrest.

Justin James Scott Gledhill, 26, of Winnipeg, has been charged with second-degree murder.

He was detained in custody.