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Police Make Third Arrest in Fatal Winnipeg Club Shooting

February 20, 2015 11:11 AM | News

Opera Ultralounge Shooting

Winnipeg police tape off Opera Ultralounge after a deadly shooting on Sunday, May 4, 2014. (SHAUN McLEOD PHOTO)

Winnipeg police have made a third arrest in the fatal shooting of a man outside a downtown nightclub last May.

Rustom Vito Paclipan, 23, was shot outside of Opera Ultralounge on Main Street at Bannatyne Avenue in the early hours of May 4.

Two other men, aged 18 and 24 at the time, received non-life threatening injuries during the incident.

On Thursday, police arrested Issac Ndlovu, 21, of Winnipeg. He has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, possessing a loaded restricted firearm and trafficking in firearms.

He remains in custody.

Between May 7-8, police previously arrested a 16-year-old boy and Marcus James Richard, 21, who faces charges of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. The teen was charged with manslaughter and was detained at the Manitoba Youth Centre.

Police launched an investigation days later into the handling of 911 calls from the scene, placing staff involved in the communications on administrative leave. The original call from club security was cancelled 24 minutes before the shooting. That investigation remains ongoing and no update was provided on Friday.