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March 8, 2020 Media Releases

Shooting – Arrests: C20-52089

On March 6, 2020, at 11:25 p.m., Winnipeg Police General Patrol Units with the assistance of officers from the Tactical Support Team and K9 responded to a report of gunshots in a parking lot in the 1300 block of St. Matthews Avenue.

Customers reported that a male, in the company of a female, fired multiple shots at a group of approximately seven people. No one was injured, and the suspects fled.  Two of the victims in the group were youths under the age of 15.

Detectives from the Winnipeg Police Major Crimes Units took over the investigation. On March 7, at approximately 10:30 p.m., officers arrested two suspects at an apartment on Adsum Drive.

Jayden Riley DERKSEN, 20, was charged with:

  • Pointing a Firearm x 7
  • Assault with a Weapon x 7
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
  • Discharge Firearm with Intent
  • Fail to Comply with Conditions of Release Order x 4

Kara-Leigh TRAVERSE, 18, was charged with:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device

Both accused were detained in custody.  


Firearm – Arrests: C20-52301

On March 7, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., emergency services personnel responded to a report of an armed male in distress and threatening suicide at a residence in the 400 block of Arlington Street.

Multiple police units responded to the call, including officers from General Patrol, Tactical Support Team, and K9.

Arlington Street was closed to traffic between Ellice Ave. and St. Matthews Ave for a number of hours as officers worked to resolve the situation. In all, eleven people were removed from the residence, including a youth. A City of Winnipeg transit bus was brought in to assist in the temporary sheltering of the residents.

Officers located a loaded, sawed-off shotgun within the residence. There were no injuries.

The subsequent investigation by members of the Major Crimes Unit resulted in two residents of the house being arrested and charged jointly with the following offences:

  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Weapon
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted weapon

The 51-year-old male and a 27-year-old male were both detained in custody.  


Last Update: March 9, 2020

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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