A 36-year-old man has died after a police said a verbal altercation turned violent in Winnipeg and he was stabbed in the upper body.
Christopher Paul Fraser was rushed to hospital in critical condition on March 10. He died from his injuries on March 12.
Nathan Grant Jones, 24, was initially charged with aggravated assault but that charge has now been upgraded to manslaughter.
The two men were socializing in the afternoon with friends on Isabel Street, in the city's Centennial area, when things turned violent, police said.
"I don't have the specific reason. It could have been something very minor, it could have been more significant, but I think it's safe to say nothing justified this sort of violence," said Const. Jason Michalyshen.
Jones ran from the scene before police arrived but was located around 2 a.m. on March 11 in the Norwood area.
Brother visited victim in hospital
Curtis Fraser lives outside the city, but drove into Winnipeg when he heard his brother had been injured. He said he was with him in hospital when he passed away last Sunday.
"He was a friendly, outgoing person," said Fraser. "A very generous person."
He said after seeing his brother in hospital, it appeared he had had only one injury.
"I saw only just the one wound," said Fraser. "The one fatal wound to the head."
Jones remains in custody.