December 15, 2020 Media Release
As previously released:
On November 27, 2020, at 4:26 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a residence in the 200 block of College Avenue for a report of an individual that had been found with serious injuries.
Upon arrival, officers located a deceased adult male inside the house. The death is being treated as a homicide.
The deceased has been identified as Kelvin Fredrick Sumner, a 38-year-old male of Winnipeg.
Members of the Homicide Unit continued with the investigation.
It is believed that the victim and a suspect were together in a suite during the daytime hours of November 26, 2020, when a dispute occurred and escalated to an assault. The suspect then fled the suite, and the victim was discovered deceased the next day.
On December 14, 2020, a male suspect was placed under arrest.
Justin James Scott Gledhill, a 26-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Second Degree Murder
He was detained in custody.
On December 14, 2020, at approximately 2:40 p.m. in the area of Graham Avenue and Smith Street, two adult females were engaging in a verbal argument which escalated when one of the females brandished a knife.
An off-duty officer in close proximity observed the incident and immediately intervened by identifying themselves as a police officer and directing the female to drop the weapon.
The female dropped the knife and was placed under arrest by the off-duty officer, while the weapon was safely retrieved. While waiting for police back-up to arrive the female became agitated and physically assaulted the officer in an effort to escape.
Additional members of Winnipeg Police Service later arrived and took the accused into custody. Nobody required medical attention as a result of this incident.
A 21-year-old female of Winnipeg has been charged with:
- Assault a Peace Officer
- Resist Peace Officer
- Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
She was released on an Undertaking.
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs