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August 17, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Aggravated Assault – Investigation: C19-192164

On August 16, 2019, at approximately 5:20 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the area of Tylehurst Street and Wolseley Avenue West for a report of a male that had been assaulted earlier and was now unresponsive.

Upon arrival, an injured male in his 30’s was transported to hospital in critical condition.

A male suspect was taken into custody and members of the Homicide Unit, along with the Major Crimes Unit, continued with the investigation. It is believed that the suspect and the victim were known to each other, and a dispute had occurred which escalated to a serious assault.

Alexander Agnus McPherson, a 29-year-old male of Winnipeg, was charged with:

- Aggravated Assault

He was detained in custody.

This morning, the Winnipeg Police Service was notified that the victim has since succumbed. Members of the Homicide Unit continue to investigate.

Break & Enter – Investigation: C19-192230

On August 16, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was notified of a break-in that had occurred to a residence in the Island Lakes area.

The caller, an off-duty officer with the Manitoba RCMP, reported that his service pistol and Taser had been stolen from a safe during the break & enter. The firearm was secured with a trigger lock at the time of the theft and was not loaded. No ammunition was stolen.

The firearm is a Smith & Wesson 5906 handgun with an RCMP emblem on the slide. The Taser is an x26 model with both black and yellow colours.

Numerous personal items were stolen from the residence, and the break & enter is believed to have occurred on August 15 or 16.

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).

Last Update: August 17, 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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