June 24, 2020 Media Release
On June 23, 2020, Winnipeg Police Major Crimes Unit arrested a male in relation to the murder of Robert James FORBISTER.
Brian Jamie CROMARTY, a 34-year-old male, has been charged with;
- Second Degree Murder
He was detained in custody.
As previously released:
The victim from the stabbing that occurred during the early morning of June 19, 2020, has succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as Robert James FORBISTER, 33.
Investigators are asking for businesses or residents in the area of Portage Avenue and Sherbrook Street to check for any available CCTV images from the early morning hours of June 19, specifically from the period of 4:00 to 4:30 a.m. As well, anyone that was in the area during this time and may have any information that could assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
On June 19, 2020, at approximately 4:35 a.m., an adult male was admitted to hospital suffering from apparent stab wounds. An investigation by Central Division General Patrol officers determined the victim had been assaulted shortly prior in the area of Portage Avenue and Sherbrook Street. The victim remains hospitalized at this time.
This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs