04/28/2015 14:10 EDT | Updated 06/28/2015 01:12 EDT

CP NewsAlert: Man charged with murder in deaths of three vulnerable Winnipeg men

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg police have charged a man in the deaths of three men who lived on the streets.John Paul Ostamas (oh-STAH'-mahs) is facing two charges of first-degree murder in the deaths of Donald Collins and Stony Bushie on the weekend.He is also facing charges of second-degree murder in the killing of another man earlier this month.Police say Ostamas, who is 40, is the person of interest they were looking for and he was taken into custody on Monday and questioned.Supt. Danny Smyth (SMYTHE) says the murder charges were laid based on security footage and after interviewing him.Police had issued a warning to Winnipeg's homeless that advised them to be careful, avoid secluded areas and walk with others if possible.