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Winnipeg Police Service

July 20, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Weapons – Arrest: C19-167209

On July 19, 2019, at approximately 12:10 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the area of Assiniboine Avenue and Hargrave Street for the reports of a male firing a gun outside.

Central District General Patrol officers, along with members of the Tactical Support Team and the K9 Unit, attended and safely cleared a Hargrave Street building that the male had been seen entering after discharging the shots.

At approximately 1:35 a.m., a suspect was placed under arrest in front of the building.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation.

Investigators later executed a search warrant at a suite inside the building and recovered a sawed-off 20 gauge shotgun, along with various rounds of ammunition.

It is believed that the male had made several threats over a text message to two individuals who live elsewhere in Winnipeg. He then attended to the 300 block of Assiniboine Avenue with the shotgun where he shot at two garbage dumpsters.

The shotgun had been reported stolen from Stonewall in 2017.

Jason Christopher Nuytten, a 37-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Use of Firearm During Commission of an Indictable Offence
- Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
- Possession of a Weapon
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
- Possession of a Firearm, Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Obtained by Crime
- Uttering Threats - Cause Death or Bodily Harm (x2)
- Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment

He was detained in custody.

Traumatic Incident: C19-167750

On July 19, 2019, at approximately 4:10 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service received a report of an individual in distress near Higgins Avenue and Austin Street.

The individual had committed an act of serious self-harm which was witnessed by numerous people who contacted 911. Officers located the individual at Higgins Avenue and Main Street where they began to apply first aid with the help of a bystander.

Members of the Winnipeg Paramedic Fire Service arrived soon after, and the individual was transported to hospital in critical condition.

The Winnipeg Police Service wishes to remind the public of several resources that can be utilized to help anyone affected by this traumatic incident:

- The Klinic Crisis Program operates a variety of crisis phone lines and online support services, providing free and confidential counselling, support and referrals for people who are suicidal, in crisis or struggling to cope. Klinic operates a 24/7 Crisis Line at (204) 786-8686 or toll-free at 1-888-322-3019. More information can be found here:

- The Winnipeg Police Service’s Victim Services Section can assist victims of tragedy and their families by providing support, information and referrals to community support agencies. More information can be found here:

A list of additional community resources is available here:

    • Last Update: July 20, 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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