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April 18, 2020 Media Releases

Officer-Involved Shooting – Investigation: C20-83480

On April 18, 2020, at approximately 4:00 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded a gun call in the 200 block of Adsum Drive. A resident had been putting out his garbage when he was confronted by two armed males who demanded money in an apparent robbery. The resident was assaulted by the males but was able to flee and call 911.

Soon after, a second call was received that indicated windows were being broken at an apartment building in the 200 block of Adsum Drive.

Police units began searching the area, and at approximately 4:19 a.m., two male suspects were located near Pipeline Road and Adsum Drive. During this encounter, an officer-involved shooting occurred.

Officers administered emergency first aid to one suspect, who was transported to a hospital and later pronounced deceased. He has been identified as a 22-year-old male. A second suspect, a 16-year-old male, was transported to a hospital with minor injuries and is currently in police custody.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) has been notified and has assumed responsibility for the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.


Homicide – Arrest: C20-82384

As previously released:

On April 16, 2020, at approximately 6:25 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the report of a male that had been stabbed in the 600 block of Main Street.

Upon arrival, officers located an injured male and began to apply medical treatment. The male was transported to hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced deceased.

The deceased has been identified as Steven Anthony Sealy, a 25-year-old male.

Update:

Members of the Homicide Unit continued with the investigation and identified a male suspect. During the morning of April 17, 2020, the suspect was placed under arrest at a hotel in the 600 block of Main Street.

Investigators believe the suspect was known to the victim, and the two had been involved in an altercation inside the hotel when the stabbing occurred.

Norman Richard Pruden, a 35-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Manslaughter

He was detained in custody.

Last Update: April 18, 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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E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca


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