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September 4, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Assault with a Weapon — Arrests: C19-206248

On September 2, 2019, at approximately 4:20 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a report of several people fighting, and shots fired in the 500 block of Magnus Avenue.

The Tactical Support Unit responded and located evidence of shots being fired. A K-9 unit attended and began to track from this location.

One male, Damon SHABAQUAY, was located behind a residence and taken into custody.

Two more people, a 45-year-old male, and a 16-year-old female were located inside a garage at this location and taken into custody. Officers observed and seized a sawed-off bolt action rifle.

A fourth person, Brandon WOODHOUSE, was located and arrested at the home where the incident originated.

Officers learned that SHABAQUAY attended to the residence on Magnus Avenue where he sprayed WOODHOUSE with bear spray.  WOODHOUSE retrieved a can of bear spray from within the residence, exited, and sprayed SHABAQUAY. The two continued to exchange blasts of bear spray until SHABAQUAY produced a CO2 firearm and fired multiple rounds at WOODHOUSE, striking him in the lower body. WOODHOUSE suffered minor injury and declined medical attention.

A yet to be arrested male attended to the residence to retrieve an item belonging to SHABAQUAY at which time WOODHOUSE was shot at. The shot struck and shattered a nearby vehicle's window.

Damon Charles SHABAQUAY, a 21-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
  • Carry Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
  • Discharge a Restricted Firearm or a Prohibited Firearm with Intent
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order X4
  • Pointing a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order X3
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of a Weapon X3
  • Possession of Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered With

Brandon Dean WOODHOUSE, a 21-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Fail to Comply with Condition of Recognizance X3
  • Possession of a Weapon
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon

Charles Clayton SHABAQUAY, a 45-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of a Weapon
  • Possession of Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered With
  • Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regs
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

A 16-year-old female of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of a Weapon
  • Possession of Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered With
  • Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regs
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
They have all been detained.

Identity Theft — Arrest: C19-206732

On September 3, 2019, at approximately 9:50 a.m., Winnipeg Police received a report of a suspicious male in a truck on Lavenham Cresent causing a disturbance. When officers arrived, they located the truck parked in a driveway, parked behind it, and activated the siren to get the males attention. The driver of the truck placed the vehicle in reverse and drove into the cruiser car.

The male exited the vehicle and was placed under arrest. Upon searching the male, a slide from an air pistol was located in his clothing.

Inside the vehicle, officers located a barrel and firing mechanism for a .50 calibre rifle and various identity documents belonging to other people. The documents included wallets and driver's licences stolen from vehicles broken into between July 2012 and August 31, 2019. One victim reported her wallet stolen from a grocery cart while shopping.

Rodney Claude GUIMOND, a 40-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Drive Suspended/While Disqualified
  • Drive Without Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance
  • Identity Theft X6
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order X3
  • Possession of an Identity Document X6
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 X7

He has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.


Identity Theft — Arrests: C19-206585

On September 3, 2019, at approximately 3:50 a.m., West District officers conducted a traffic stop in the 3100 block of Portage Avenue. Computer checks revealed there was an outstanding warrant for the driver.

While talking to officers, an adult male, one of the four passengers, advised he found a wallet belonging to someone else. The wallet contained identification belonging to several different people, some reported stolen between May - September 2019. The male was placed under arrest. Officers located an alphabet stencil set and number stencil set among his belongings.

Rommel Celfo JIMENEZ, a 44 year-old-male of Winnipeg has been charged with"

  • Possession of an Identity Document X3
  • Identity Theft X3
  • Possession of Forged Document with Intent

He has been detained.

A second adult male passenger, 37 years,  advised he found a credit card. He was placed under arrest and found to be in possession of identification belonging to three different people. He was later released on an appearance notice. 


Last Update: September 4, 2019

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