May 25, 2021 Media Release

Stabbings – Investigations

Over this past long weekend, the Winnipeg Police Service responded to several stabbing events which resulted in serious injuries.

The Major Crimes Unit is continuing with these investigations.

C21-115618:
On May 22, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Central District officers responded to the 200 block of Fountain Street for a 35-year-old male who had been stabbed. The victim was transported by ambulance to hospital in unstable condition and later upgraded to stable. No arrests have been made at this time.

C21-116609:
On May 23, 2021, at approximately 10:45 a.m., a 25-year-old male attended the hospital on his own after being stabbed. Police were subsequently contacted and met with the victim in stable condition. No arrests have been made at this time.

C21-116841:
On May 23, 2021, at approximately 4:50 p.m., Central district officers responded to an apartment in the 400 block of Edmonton Street for the report of a male who had been stabbed.

Two adults who were known to each other became involved in a verbal argument, which turned into a physical altercation where one male stabbed the other. The 20-year-old victim was transported to hospital in unstable condition and later upgraded to stable condition. Police quickly located the suspect in the area. He was taken into custody and received medical attention for injuries he sustained during the assault.

Major Crimes took over the investigation; an 18-year-old male of Winnipeg was charged with six assault and breach-related offences. He was detained in custody.

C21-117188:
On May 24, 2021, at approximately 3:00 a.m., a 20-year-old female and 21-year-old male who had both been stabbed attended the hospital on their own. Police were subsequently contacted and met with both victims in stable condition. No arrests have been made at this time.

These investigations are continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Homicide – Investigation: C21-116753

On May 23, 2021, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the first 100 block of Henry Avenue for the report of a seriously injured male.

First responders administered emergency first-aid; however, this individual had already succumbed to his injuries. A post-mortem examination has confirmed the death as a homicide, and the victim has been identified as Princeton Xavier Linden UPSHAW, a 30-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 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Homicide – Investigation: C21-118058

On May 25, 2021, at 6:00 a.m., North District officers responded to the 800 block of Magnus Avenue for the report of a seriously injured male.

Upon arrival, police administered emergency first-aid to an adult male victim who was subsequently transported to hospital by ambulance in critical condition. The victim later succumbed to his injuries, and his death is confirmed to be a homicide.

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


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