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Winnipeg Police Service

May 26, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Assault with a Weapon – Investigation: C19-116682

On May 26, 2019, at approximately 2:00 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to an inn/hotel in the first 100 block of Keewatin Street for a report of a stabbing.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from significant injuries. He was transported to hospital in critical condition where he remains at this time.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Homicide – Update: C19-115875

On May 25, 2019, at approximately 2:45 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a residence in the 400 block of Simcoe Street for the report of an injured person.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult female that had been stabbed. She was transported to hospital in critical condition where she was pronounced deceased.

The deceased has been identified as Shaylnne Marie Hunter, a 25-year-old female of Winnipeg.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Mischief Over $5,000/Theft – Public Assistance Requested: C19-113166

During the early morning hours of May 21, 2019, the head and staff of a statute of St. Volodymyr was stolen from the Sts. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral at 115 McGregor Street.



Image of the complete statue from CBC Manitoba archives.



Image of the statue with missing head and staff.

During the afternoon of May 25, 2019, a bystander located the head abandoned in the 500 block of Dufferin Avenue and returned it to the church.

Investigators believe that the top and bottom of the staff may have also been discarded in the area and are requesting the public’s assistance with locating them.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Robbery – Update/Public Assistance Requested: C19-111658

On May 20, 2019, at approximately 4:45 p.m., a 73-year-old woman was in the backyard of her residence in the Central St. Boniface neighbourhood when she was approached by a female suspect who convinced the victim to allow her into the house.

The female suspect followed the victim into her house and attacked her with a weapon. The suspect then stole the victim’s purse and fled in the victim’s vehicle. The victim was transported to hospital in stable condition where she was treated for injuries to her upper-body.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation and on May 23, 2019, requested the public’s assistance with identifying a suspect and locating the victim’s stolen vehicle.

With the help of information received from the public, a 32-year-old female of Winnipeg has been arrested and faces charges related to the incident.

Investigators are still requesting the public’s help with locating the victim’s vehicle, which has not yet been recovered. The vehicle is described a beige/brown 2005 Dodge Caravan with rust along the bottom of both sides and denting on a passenger door. The vehicle may still have a licence plate of AVU951.



Stock image (not the actual vehicle)

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Robbery/Motor Vehicle Collision – Update: C19-113959

As previously released:

On May 22, 2019, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service received reports of a robbery involving two suspects and a firearm at a beer vendor in the 2100 block of McPhillips Street. The suspects subsequently fled in a stolen vehicle.

On May 23, 2019, at approximately 1:30 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service observed the stolen vehicle in the St. John's neighbourhood. A short time later, a pursuit was initiated.

At approximately 1:35 a.m., the driver of the stolen vehicle lost control on the highway ramp between the eastbound lanes of the Perimeter Highway and the southbound lanes of Main Street.

Officers observed a male attempt to run from the crash but collapse soon after. The male was transported to hospital in critical condition and has since been upgraded to stable condition where he remains at this time.

Update:

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation. Steven Raymond Johnston, a 25-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Robbery
- Use of Firearm During Commission of an Indictable Offence
- Possession of a Weapon
- Pointing a Firearm
- Uttering Threats - Cause Death or Bodily Harm
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer
- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice (x3)

He remains hospitalized at this time.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) was notified after the crash of the vehicle and is mandated to investigate: http://www.iiumanitoba.ca/pdf/bulletin_2019-026.pdf


  • Last Update: May 26, 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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E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca


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