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March 17, 2020 Media Releases

Homicide – Investigation: C20-59464

On March 16, 2020, at 3:00 p.m., Winnipeg Police responded a report of a male shot at a  multi-unit residence in the 500 block of College Avenue. Officers located an adult male in his 20’s suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition but 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).


Dangerous Driving — Arrest: C20-59875

On March 17, 2020, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Central District General Patrol officers observed an uninsured black Acura Integra in the area of Portage Avenue and Maryland Street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle near Wellington Crescent and  Waverley Street. The vehicle was driven onto a boulevard in an attempt to avoid police, at which time it collided with a cruiser car, causing minor damage.
   
The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. Officers successfully deployed a tire deflation device, and the vehicle came to a stop at Wellington Crescent and Lindsay Avenue. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot but was located and arrested in the area.
   
Jordan Elias FRIESEN, 24, of Niverville, Manitoba, was arrested and charged with Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and four highway traffic act offences.
   
FRIESEN was detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.   


Pandemic Precautions for the Public at the Winnipeg Police Service

With growing global concerns around COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), we want to let you know about changes being put in place for the public at the Winnipeg Police Service.

Visiting a Police Station
Should you need to attend to a Police Station, our doors will still be open during regular hours for now.
To protect yourself and others, we ask that anyone who is feeling unwell refrain from coming to a police station. If you need to attend, there are hand sanitizer stations in place. You will need to use them prior to any contact with our members.
Criminal Record Checks are not being processed in person. There is an online Police Record Check portal on our website you can use to start the process: https://winnipeg.ca/police/pr/PIC.stm#pic

Calling 9-1-1 or Police Non-emergency
Uniform Patrols and investigations continue – and staff in our Police Communications Centre are just a phone call away should you need help with a police matter.

  • Please call 9-1-1 for emergencies
  • Please call 204-986-6222 for non-emergencies

When you call you will be asked additional questions concerning your health and whether or not you are self-isolating. These questions are asked so officers attending any scene are prepared to safely assist you.
There have been numerous calls that are not police related. We encourage the public to avoid calling unless you need direct emergency assistance. This past weekend, the Communications Centre fielded calls on where to be tested for COVID-19, how to reach HealthLinks, how to protect one's self from contracting the virus and even a few calls from people in foreign countries who are being prevented from leaving those countries.
Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency. We need to keep our phone lines open.

Reporting Online
There are certain crime types you can report online. These include:

  • certain break & enters
  • damages to property or a vehicle
  • frauds
  • lost property
  • certain thefts.

The process is very straightforward and limits your contact with others.

A Culture of Safety
We are a committed to a culture of safety for all.
The health, safety and well-being of our employees and those visiting our stations or interacting with our officers are our top priority. We are following the lead of Canadian public health authorities at this time.

We are taking all appropriate measures to ensure our facilities are safe and clean to minimize the risks associated with this virus.  We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time. We remain committed to providing updates on our efforts going forward. 
Last Update: March 17, 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

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca


Make the Right Call
  • Emergency calls: 9-1-1
  • Non-emergency calls:
    1-204-986-6222
  • Hearing impaired line:
    1-204-942-7920
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