WINKLER – A 25-year-old man from Saskatoon has died after he was beaten with a pool cue over the weekend.
On Saturday evening, just before midnight, Winkler police were called to the Valley Bowling Lanes after an argument erupted over an unpaid debt between two men. Police say they knew each other.
The argument then turned violent and the victim was struck several times with a pool cue, which left him unconscious, police said. When police arrived, an officer immediately began CPR.
A witness followed the suspect to a 7-Eleven convenience store and called police. Officers arrested the suspect within minutes of the attack, police said.
The victim was initially on life support, but Tuesday morning a police spokesperson said he passed away.
Justin Leslie Bird, 29, who is also from Saskatchewan, is being held in custody at the Winnipeg Remand Center.