January 7, 2021 Media Release
On January 6, 2021, Winnipeg Police arrested a suspect in the murder of Leroy Jamie- FLETT. Flett was assaulted on December 30, 2020, and succumbed to his injuries on January 1, 2021.
Investigators from the Winnipeg Police Service Major Crimes Unit have charged Evan Jaye LITTLEJOHN, 26, with Manslaughter. He was detained in custody.
In order to eliminate any long-term confusion regarding homicide statistics, the Winnipeg Police Service will align our methodology with Statistics Canada – Crime and Justice Statistics. As such, a homicide will be considered to have occurred in the calendar year in which the victim succumbed to their injuries or their remains are recovered, making this the first homicide of 2021. Further, a homicide will be determined to have occurred in the jurisdiction in which the deceased was located.
As previously released:
On December 30, 2020, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a residence located in the 1600 block of Burrows Avenue for a report of a male that had been seriously assaulted. An adult male victim was transported to hospital in critical condition.
On January 1, 2021, the victim succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as Leroy Jamie Daniel FLETT, 31.
Investigators have identified a suspect in this murder. An arrest warrant for Manslaughter has been issued for Evan Jaye LITTLEJOHN, 29.
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs