13-year-old Winnipeg boy charged with second-degree murder of teen

A 13-year-old boy is in custody after being charged with second-degree murder following the death of a local teen, Winnipeg police said on Sunday.On Sept. 24, police were called to a railway underpass on McPhillips Street near Logan Avenue at 4 p.m. with reports of an assault near a construction site.“It was a number of construction workers that contacted police and actually provided medical attention to this young man,” Const. Jay Murray said at a press conference.Story continues below

READ MORE: Woman’s body found mixed with recycling at Winnipeg depotThe victim was a 17-year-old boy who was taken to hospital, where he later died.Police say the victim was allegedly stabbed during an altercation with a 13-year-old boy from Winnipeg who is known to police.“It’s not a random attack,” Murray said. “They knew each other.”READ MORE: Winnipeg woman robbed by hammer-wielding suspect in Tuxedo neighbourhoodThe suspect was spotted Friday morning in the 700 block of Stella Avenue. After a brief chase, he was placed under arrest and charged with second-degree murder.The boy remains in police custody.Get daily local headlines and alerts