May 20, 2021 Media Release

Homicide – Investigation: C21-112783


Members of the Homicide Unit have charged a suspect for the murder of Derek Sutton.

Investigators believe that the suspect and victim (known to each other) had been involved in a dispute which escalated to an assault with a weapon. The suspect fled, and the victim was found soon after.

Justin Patrick Monro, a 27-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Second Degree Murder

He was detained in custody.

As previously released:

On May 19, 2021, at 2:07 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the 400 block of Beverley Street after a severely injured male had been found outside of a residence.

Upon arrival, officers began providing emergency first aid to the male. He was subsequently transported to hospital in critical condition but succumbed to his injuries.

The victim has been identified as Derek Scott Sutton, a 37-year-old male of Winnipeg.

Assistance/Rescue: C21-113751

On May 20, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m., North District officers responded to the riverbank along Scotia Avenue near Kildonan Park for the report of a female in distress who had entered the water and was screaming for help. 

Officers arrived at the riverbank in complete darkness, only to hear splashing water and cries for help. They quickly ascertained her location, approximately 40 feet off the shore stuck in the current. They used a rope provided by a nearby resident to form a human chain. Officers swam out securing the rope around the victim and safely brought her back to the shore. 

A female in her 30’s was transported to hospital in stable condition for precautionary measures. 

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