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April 9, 2020 Media Releases

Officer-Involved Shooting – Update: C20-76833 & C20-76835

On April 8, 2020, at approximately 5:25 p.m., an East District General Patrol unit was in the area of the Sage Creek Liquor Mart when a robbery occurred at the store. Several suspects had stolen alcohol while threatening to harm staff and fled in a stolen vehicle. 

The General Patrol unit observed the stolen vehicle and began to follow it. The SUV subsequently rammed the police unit, and a pursuit was initiated as other units were assigned.

At approximately 5:37 p.m., the stolen vehicle was involved in a collision with a number of cars, and an officer-involved shooting occurred. Officers subsequently provided medical treatment to the female driver, and she was transported to hospital in critical condition but was pronounced deceased. Four other suspects were taken into custody.

Members of the Homicide Unit are continuing with the investigation, and the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) has been notified.

The suspect vehicle had been stolen on April 7 from a residence in the Whytewold area of Manitoba. On April 8, 2020, at approximately 10:06 a.m., it was involved in a robbery at the Transcona Square Liquor Mart and was later involved in a hit and run with a fence in the area of Keewatin Street and William Avenue West.

The deceased suspect is a 16-year-old female of Winnipeg.

A 15-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

- Robbery (x2)
- Disguise with Intent (x2)
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
- Fail to Comply with Sentence (x2)

A 15-year-old female of Winnipeg has been charged with:

- Robbery
- Disguise with Intent
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
- Fail to Comply with Sentence

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

- Robbery
- Disguise with Intent
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Undertaking

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

- Robbery (x2)
- Disguise with Intent (x2)
- Theft of Motor Vehicle
- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order (x2)
- Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident

They were detained in custody.

The IIU has assumed responsibility for the investigation into the officer-involved shooting. All further inquiries regarding the incident are to be directed to the IIU. 


Officer-Involved Shooting – Investigation: C20-77075

On April 9, 2020, at approximately 4:38 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a residence in the 300 block of Anderson Avenue for the report of a male armed with a firearm during a domestic incident.

At approximately 5:10 a.m., an officer-involved shooting occurred. Officers subsequently provided medical treatment to the male, and he was transported to hospital in critical condition but was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as a 36-year-old male.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) has been notified and has assumed responsibility for the investigation into the officer-involved shooting. All further inquiries regarding the incident are to be directed to the IIU.

Members of the Homicide Unit are investigating the circumstances before the officer-involved shooting.


Shooting – Investigation: C20-76956

On April 8, 2020, at approximately 9:55 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a report of an adult male who had arrived at the emergency doors of the Health Sciences Centre suffering from a gunshot wound. 

The victim was not willing to cooperate with police and did not provide any information concerning either his injuries or where he had been shot. He had been brought to the hospital by a passer-by. He is currently listed in unstable condition. 

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).


Shooting – Investigation: C20-77009

On April 8, 2020, at approximately 11:50 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a report of an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound who had arrived at the doors of Misericordia Health Centre. Officers located the victim, and he was treated by members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, who then transported him to the Health Sciences Centre. The victim is currently listed in stable condition. 

An investigation by Central Division General Patrol officers has lead to the arrest of an adult male suspect. The suspect is in police custody; however, no charges have been laid at this time. 

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).
Last Update: April 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

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


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