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Winnipeg Police Service

November 12, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Motor Vehicle Collision - Investigation: C19-266140

On November 11, 2019, at approximately 5:55 p.m., members of the Guns and Gangs Unit were in the Bridgewater Forest area conducting an unrelated investigation when they observed a vehicle operating in a suspicious manner.

Officers followed the vehicle into a parking lot.  The vehicle made a u-turn, drove head-on towards the police vehicle and then swerved, hitting two garbage cans and pushed them into the rear side of the police vehicle. The police vehicle was pushed a short distance, and the suspect vehicle fled.

The vehicle and driver have not been located.

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).

Motor Vehicle Collision/Officer Involved Shooting - Investigation: C19-266149

On November 11, 2019, at approximately 6:10 p.m., Street Unit supervisor observed a stolen vehicle in the area of Pembina Hwy and Point Rd.

The supervisor, with the assistance of another street supervisor attempted a traffic stop. The driver of the stolen vehicle rammed both cruiser cars and broke free of the containment. During the course of the incident an officer discharged a firearm.

A passenger from the stolen vehicle fled on foot, and the vehicle fled. The stolen vehicle was located abandoned a short time later in the area of Corydon Avenue and Queenston Street where it struck a fence.

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).

Motor Vehicle Collision- Investigation: C19-266321

On November 11, 2019, at approximately 12:00 a.m. (midnight), Central District general patrol officers observed a stolen vehicle being operated in the area of Portage Avenue Avenue and St Mary Avenue.

As officers began to follow the stolen vehicle, a second unit approached from the front, attempting to bring the vehicle to a stop at Broadway and Langside. The stolen vehicle accelerated and struck the front passenger side of the cruiser  The stolen vehicle drove onto the sidewalk, around the cruiser car, and onto Broadway, striking a second cruiser car.

Two males fled from the stolen vehicle and were pursued by officers. One suspect discharged bear spray, making contact with two officers. He was located and arrested in the area of Broadway and Furby Street. The second male was located in the 200 block of Furby Street where he refused to comply with officer's demands. As a result the officer deployed his conducted energy weapon, making contact with the suspect who was then placed under arrest.

Both suspects were taken to hospital as a precaution and released.

Two officers were taken to hospital and later released.

A 28-year-old male of Winnipeg and a 31-year-old male of Winnipeg have been arrested and remain in police custody.

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).

Firearms Investigation - Arrest: R19-75209

On November 7, 2019, officers received information that a male wanted on a Canada wide warrant was in attendance at the funeral of Jamshaid Wahabi, the victim of a homicide on November 2, 2019.

Following the funeral, members of the Tactical Support Unit conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle containing the suspect and three other males. The suspect was located in the rear of the vehicle and taken into custody. At time his arrest, a .50 calibre dessert eagle semi-automatic handgun was located in his possession.

Rami Hagos, a 24-year-old of Winnipeg was arrested on the strength of a warrant for Attempt Murder and a number of related charges.

He has been detained in custody.

Through the course of the investigation, officers learned the firearm was registered and obtained a search warrant at the owner's residence.

On November 8, 2019 the search warrant was executed at a residence on Marine Drive. Officers seized a total of 22 firearms from the residence, including four .50 calibre dessert eagle semi-automatic handguns. Officers discovered one firearm was missing from the collection. It has been determined that this was the firearm previously located upon the arrest of Rami Hagos.

A 40-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with numerous firearms offences was detained.

Last Update: November 12, 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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