May 22, 2020 Media Releases

Arsons – Arrest: R20-24750

In mid-May, members of the Winnipeg Police Major Crimes Unit began investigating a series of fires at locations throughout the city that were suspicious in nature. The investigation lead to a suspect believed to be linked to 14 separate arsons.

On May 19, 2020, detectives arrested Robert Alan INGRAM, 24. He has been charged with:
- Arson – Disregard for Human Life x 3
- Arson – Damage to Property x 18
- Possession of Incendiary Material x 14
- Possession of Incendiary Device
- Possess Weapon
- Possess Methamphetamine

He was detained in custody.

The charges relate to the following fires:
- May 16, 400 block of Aulneau Street
- May 16, St. Boniface Hospital
- May 17, 500 block of Leila Avenue
- May 17, 2400 block of Main Street
- May 18, 1st hundred block of Litz Place
- May 18, 500 block of Munroe Avenue
- May 18, 1600 block of Main Street
- May 18, 300 block of Poplar Avenue
- May 18, 300 block of Seven Oaks Avenue
- May 18, 1st hundred block of Hanna Street
- May 18, 400 block of Southhall Drive
- May 18, 1700 block of Main Street
- May 18, 500 block of Selkirk Avenue
- May 18, 500 block of Pritchard Avenue


Homicide – Investigation: C20-113477

On May 21, 2020, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Winnipeg Police General Patrol Units responded to a residence in the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue for a report of a male that had been shot. Responding units located an adult male on the front steps of the house suffering from gunshot wounds. The 23-year-old victim was transported to hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced deceased.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).