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Winnipeg Police Service

October 31, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Attempt Murder – Update/Arrest: C19-255700

As previously released:

On October 30, 2019, at approximately 2:35 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a residence in the 300 block of Pritchard Avenue for a report of a child that had been seriously assaulted.

Upon arrival, a 3-year-old male child was located suffering from significant upper body injuries. The child was transported to hospital in critical condition.


Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation and identified a male suspect known to the family.

At approximately 4:05 p.m., a North District General Patrol unit was travelling in the area of McPhillips Street and Leila Avenue when they observed the suspect and placed him under arrest.

Investigators believe the suspect had been in the company of the child’s mother at an address on Main Street when she was assaulted. The suspect then attended the Pritchard Avenue residence and the child was attacked before the suspect fled.

Responding officers located the child suffering from stab wound injuries and provided emergency first aid. The child remains hospitalized in grave condition at this time.

Daniel Jensen, a 33-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Attempt to Commit Murder
- Assault Cause Bodily Harm
- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice (x6)
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

He was detained in custody.

Break & Enters – Arrests: C19-123525

Members of the Major Crimes Unit have arrested an adult male for his role in a property crime spree that occurred between May and October in Winnipeg.

The offences include 32 break-ins to various commercial and residential properties, as well as numerous thefts. During many incidents, entry was forced by damaging a door or glass.

On October 29, 2019, Major Crimes Unit detectives located a suspect in the area of Marion Street and Tache Avenue at which time he was placed under arrest.

Clinton Gary Quesnel, a 41-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Break & Enter (x32)
- Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment (x5)
- Theft Under $5,000 (x2)
- Theft of a Motor Vehicle (x1)

Investigators have also arrested an accomplice that was involved in 5 of the break & enters.

Shylynn Heather Dawn McKay, a 23-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Break & Enter (x5)

Both were detained in custody.

Robbery – Investigation: C19-256622

On October 31, 2019, at approximately 4:40 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the report of a robbery involving a weapon in the area of Pacific Avenue and Ellen Street.

No injuries have been reported at this time, and several individuals have been taken into custody. We remain on scene and are working to provide a safe resolution to the incident.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit are investigating.

Homicide – Investigation: C19-256738

On October 31, 2019, at approximately 9:50 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 800 block of St. Matthews Avenue for a report of suspicious circumstances.

Upon arrival, officers located an injured male outside of a residence. The male was transported to hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced deceased.

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).

Last Update: October 31, 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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