Winnipeg police have arrested a suspect after a 82-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run in the city’s West Alexander area on Tuesday morning.
According to a media release, on June 15, at approximately 8:20 a.m., the man attempted to stop a break, enter and theft in progress at a business in the area of Logan Avenue and Tecumseh Street
The victim was struck and killed by a truck and the driver fled the area.
The man was rushed to hospital, in critical condition, where he died.
The deceased victim has been identified as George Birch of Winnipeg.
The Major Crimes Unit took over the investigation, and Matthew Jacob Hildebrand, 22, of Winnipeg, has been charged with manslaughter, break enter, theft and failure to stop after accident resulting in death.
He has been detained in custody.