January 29, 2021 Media Release

Homicide – Public Assistance Requested: C21-22243

As previously released earlier today:

On January 28, 2021, at 1:26 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a residence in the 500 block of Craig Street for a report of an assault.

Upon arrival, officers located a seriously injured male inside the residence and began to provide emergency first aid, including CPR. The male was transported to hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased victim has been identified as Wendell John Boulanger, a 44-year-old male of Winnipeg.

Update:

Members of the Homicide Unit continued with the investigation and are asking the public for their assistance with locating Issa Musa, a 27-year-old male of Winnipeg.

A Canada-wide arrest warrant for Second Degree Murder has been issued for Musa.

Musa is described as Black, 5’10” in height, approximately 162 lbs in weight, and has a medium build. He has brown eyes and black hair. He is known to have tattoos on both forearms.

The public is cautioned not to approach Musa. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call 911. Additional information that may assist investigators can be relayed to Homicide Unit investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Homicide – Investigation: C21-22243

On January 28, 2021, at 1:26 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a residence in the 500 block of Craig Street for a report of an assault.

Upon arrival, officers located a seriously injured male inside the residence and began to provide emergency first aid, including CPR. The male was transported to hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased victim has been identified as Wendell John Boulanger, a 44-year-old male of Winnipeg.

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

Drug Offence – Arrests: C21-22646

On January 29, 2021, at approximately 12:49 a.m., members of the K9 Unit were in the area of McPhillips Street and Winnipeg Avenue when they observed a suspicious vehicle. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle; however, the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed.

A pursuit ensued, and a tire deflation device (“Stop Stick”) was successfully deployed in the area of Arlington Street and Selkirk Avenue.

The vehicle continued to drive erratically, at which time it became struck a snowbank in the area of Arlington Street and Church Avenue, and the occupants fled on foot.

The K9 Unit, with the assistance of General Patrol and Tactical Support Team officers, tracked from the vehicle and took three suspects into custody. One male was found hiding in a yard in the 700 block of Cathedral Avenue, another male was found in the 500 block of Garlies Street, and the last male was found in a back lane near Arlington Street and Mountain Avenue.

A search of the suspects and the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 6 ounces of methamphetamine and 21 of rounds ammunition (rifle cartridges and shotgun shells). An investigation is still underway to determine if the vehicle was stolen.

The three suspects, males between the ages of 26 and 32, remain in police custody at this time and face various charges.


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