February 12, 2021 Media Release

Homicide Update – Arrest: C20-173625

On February 11, 2021, the Winnipeg Police Service, Homicide Unit arrested and charged Rahim AHMADZAI, 19, for the death of Ryan Kelly LEGARY.

was killed on July 23, 2020, and the Homicide Unit followed up on this investigation.

The two men who were unknown to each other became involved in a road-rage incident in the area of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Fermor Avenue. They pulled into a nearby parking lot where a verbal dispute escalated, which ended in Rahim AHMADZAI stabbing LEGARY, who subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

Rahim AHMADZAI of Winnipeg has been charged with Manslaughter and was detained in custody.

As previously released:

On July 23, 2020, at approximately 5:25 p.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a male stabbed in a parking lot at the northwest corner of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Fermor Avenue.

An adult male was transported to hospital in critical condition but succumbed to his injuries. The victim has been identified as Ryan Kelly LEGARY, 43.

Stolen Vehicle – Arrest: C21-33619

On February 11, 2021, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Winnipeg Police Service General Patrol officers from the North District observed a stolen Dodge Caravan near McGregor Street and Mountain Avenue. Officers did not pursue the vehicle, but put out a Stop Stick (tire deflation device) on Salter Street and Redwood Avenue. The van ran over the Stop Stick but then accelerated at high speed, attempting to flee. The driver continued south on Salter, running a red light at Burrows Avenue, where it struck another vehicle travelling westbound. Both vehicles were rendered inoperable.

The driver of the struck vehicle was transported to hospital, where he was treated and released. The suspect driver, a 17-year-old male and a 14-year-old female passenger were transported to the hospital in stable condition. A large knife was located in the front seat. The intersection of Salter and Burrows was shut down for approximately two hours due to two light standards being knocked down.

The driver faces charges of;
- Operation of a Conveyance while Prohibited
- Flight While Pursued by Police
- Possess Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
- Possess Weapon
- Fail to Comply with Sentence

He was detained in custody.

Police Pursuit – Arrest: C21-33796

On February 12, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Winnipeg Police Service General Patrol officers from Central District attempted a traffic stop of a Jeep Patriot near the intersection of Portage Avenue and Memorial Boulevard after observing several HTA infractions. The driver refused to stop and proceeded to drive through a red light. The Jeep fled, reaching speeds of approximately 100 Km/h. Officers did not pursue the vehicle out of concerns for public safety and called for the assistance of Air1.

Air1 maintained visual containment of the Jeep as it fled into the Wolsely neighbourhood. General Patrol units attempted to stop the vehicle in the 600 block Westminster where the Jeep collided with a police cruiser and then struck a building, rupturing the natural gas line.

The driver was arrested and did not require medical attention.

Multiple apartments and residences were evacuated as a result of the gas leak. Approximately 60 residents were sheltered in City of Winnipeg transit buses. Winnipeg Fire Paramedic personnel, along with Manitoba Hydro employees, were able to repair the leak and residents were allowed to return to their homes at approximately 3:45 a.m.

Robbie Kent McLEAN, 47, was charged with:
- Dangerous Operation of Conveyance
- Flight While Pursued by Police
- Operate a Conveyance While Prohibited
- Warrant of Arrest for Fail to Comply with Probation x 2

He was detained in custody.

Disarming a Peace Officer/ Resist – Arrest: C21-33719

On February 11, 2021, at 11:30 p.m., Winnipeg Police Service, Central District Police officers responded to a Wellbeing Call in the residential 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue.

A call to 911 indicated that a female was being held hostage by an adult family member under the influence of methamphetamine.

Responding officers determined that there was no hostage incident taking place; however, an adult male in the residence displayed significant signs of methamphetamine use and acting erratically.

Officers also confirmed this individual had several outstanding warrants. While attempting to arrest him and place him in handcuffs, the suspect became combative and tried to remove an officer’s conductive energy weapon (CEW) from his holster but was unsuccessful.

A CEW was ultimately deployed to gain control of this male and place him in handcuffs; however, it was unsuccessful, and he managed to escape and ran outside.

Once outside, this individual attempted to steal an unlocked police cruiser car but was unsuccessful. He proceeded to run away on bare feet despite the extreme cold temperatures.

Soon after, officers located the suspect in the 1400 block of Selkirk Avenue, where he was placed under arrest. His erratic behaviour continued as he displayed extreme methamphetamine driven behaviour, and received a medical evaluation.

William Richard WOODHOUSE, 30, of Winnipeg, was charged with:

  • Disarming a Peace Officer
  • Resist Peace Officer
  • Escape Lawful Custody
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Fail to Comply with Condition of Release x 3
  • Five warrants related to failing to attend court and breaching court orders

He was detained in custody.

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