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Winnipeg Police Service

May 7, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Weapons/Drug Offence – Arrest: C19-98346

During the early afternoon of May 6, 2019, two officers with the Major Crimes Unit attended a residence in the 300 block of McGee Street to follow-up a report of a window that had been shot out.

At approximately 1:05 p.m., while investigating the shooting, the officers noticed a residence in the 300 block of Agnes Street with a door that appeared to have been forced open, along with two males in front of the house.

As officers exited their vehicle, one male immediately ran. A short foot pursuit ensued during which time the male produced a loaded sawed-off rifle and threw it into the rear yard of a residence on St. Matthews Avenue.

The male was taken into custody a short distance away and was found to be in possession of 1.2 grams of methamphetamine (estimated street value of $120) and a spring-loaded knife. The firearm was also seized.

Mitchell John Flett, a 22-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Possession of Scheduled Substance - Methamphetamine
- Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition (x2)
- Possession of a Weapon (x2)
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x3)
- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice

He was detained in custody.

  • Last Update: May 7, 2019

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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