May 3, 2020 Media Releases

Assault with Weapon – Arrest: C20-96297

On May 2, 2020, at approximately 3:10 p.m., Winnipeg Police Central Division Foot Patrol officers at Donald Street and Portage Avenue were alerted to an assault occurring near the Millenium Library. As officers made their way to the intersection, they came upon a second victim who had been attacked at the bus shack at Donald St. and Graham Ave.  Both victims had been attacked by a suspect armed with a hammer.
 
The first victim, a male in his 50s, was located in the Millenium Library park suffering from severe head injuries. He was taken to hospital in unstable condition.
 
The second victim was a male in his 60s. He was taken to hospital in critical condition with severe head injuries.
 
It was determined that the same suspect was likely responsible for both unprovoked assaults and that neither victim knew the attacker.
 
Officers from multiple units flooded the downtown area and at 5:10 p.m. located and arrested the suspect at Graham Avenue and Edmonton Street.
 
Eric Michael Robert OKSASIKEWIYIN, 28, has been charged with:
 - Aggravated Assault x 2
 - Possession of a Weapon x 2
 - Mischief Under $5,000
 
He was detained in custody.
 
Both victims remain in hospital in stable condition.



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