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April 23, 2020 Media Releases

Carjacking – Arrest: C20-85149

On April 23, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., North District Community Support officers arrested a male suspected of being responsible for a violent carjacking that had occurred on April 20 outside the Health Science Centre. An initial investigation by members of the Major Crimes Unit had lead to a suspect being identified and an arrest warrant issued.

Brandon Lee George HUNTER, 25, has been charged with the following offences:
- Kidnapping
- Robbery
- Assault Peace Officer with Weapon x 4
- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
- Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer
- Drive Without Licence

The accused was detained in custody.

As previously released:
On April 20, 2020, at 9:25 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the Health Sciences Centre after a 59-year-old male reported that he had been robbed of his vehicle while his 88-year-old father had been seated in the passenger seat.

The 59-year-old male had been unloading items from his vehicle when a male suspect confronted him and stole the vehicle. Health Sciences Centre security attempted to stop the theft, but the male suspect drove off with the 88-year-old male still in the SUV.

Soon after, a General Patrol unit located the stolen SUV travelling on Notre Dame Avenue. When the vehicle came to a stop in traffic, the 88-year-old male was able to escape with minor injuries after falling. He was transported to hospital in stable condition.

Other General Patrol units, along with a Central Traffic unit, were utilized to try to stop and contain the vehicle. The stolen vehicle subsequently rammed a police vehicle and fled at a high rate of speed. A pursuit ensued, and a second police vehicle was rammed during the incident. The stolen SUV was later located abandoned in the Daniel McIntyre neighbourhood.

April 24, 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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