May 17, 2020 Media Releases

Weapons – Arrests: C20-109162

On May 16, 2020, at 7:48 p.m., Central District General Patrol members responded to the 500 block of Ellice Avenue. Two females had brandished large knives and confronted various bystanders in the area, gesturing the weapons in a threatening manner.

One female proceeded to puncture the tires of two vehicles in a nearby parking lot. She then attempted to chase other bystanders in the area, but a male acquaintance was stabbed while trying to intervene.

An unknown person discharged bear spray during the turmoil, and the females fled the area. The 54-year-old male acquaintance suffered a minor injury and later declined medical attention.

Both suspects were located at a nearby apartment building and placed under arrest. Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation.

Shelane Wendy Sutherland, a 21-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Assault with a Weapon
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment (x2)
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Mackenzie Joanne Rose Redhead, a 20-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

They were detained in custody.


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