May 31, 2021 Media Release

Homicide – Investigation/Arrest: C21-121603

On May 28, 2021, at 8:24 p.m., Central District general patrol officers responded to the 500 block of Elgin Avenue for a report of an injured male that had been found in a residential building.

Upon arrival, officers located the male, who was now unresponsive, and began to perform emergency first aid. The male was transported to hospital in critical condition but later succumbed to his injuries. A male suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

Members of the Homicide Unit continued with the investigation, and the deceased victim was identified as Logan Harold Flett, a 29-year-old male of Winnipeg.

Investigators believe that the suspect and victim, who were brothers, were involved in a physical altercation that escalated to a stabbing.

Russell John Adam Flett, a 32-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Manslaughter
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

He was detained in custody.

Firearms Incident – Arrest: C21-122302

On May 29, 2021, at 4:34 p.m., East District General Patrol officers, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team, responded to the 200 block of Marion Street for a report of a female that had been seen acting bizarrely and appeared to be loading a firearm at the door of a dog grooming business.

With the assistance of a citizen who attempted to pre-occupy the female, she was safely taken into custody. A Ruger SR-22 semi-automatic .22 calibre rifle was seized. The rifle was loaded with an extended magazine, but was jammed with an unfired .22 LR cartridge.

Wilma Sheena Kakegumick, a 37-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Use of Firearm During Commission of an Indictable Offence
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered With
- Carry Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition in a Careless Manner

She was detained in custody.

Break & Enters – Arrest: C21-121313

During the afternoon of May 28, 2021, the Winnipeg Police Service received several reports of break-ins in a short period to residences in the Woodhaven neighbourhood area.

At approximately 2:21 p.m., a male suspect entered the residence of an 89-year-old female and stole her phone before fleeing. The woman had been home with her husband and was left in a shaken state.

A male suspect then attended the residence of a 19-year-old female and kicked open a screen window to a sunroom area before aggressively attempting to pull open a locked door. The woman, who was inside the residence, hid and contacted 911.

Immediately after, a male suspect attended the residence of a 37-year-old female who was home with her 9-year-old daughter. The male entered the front door and yelled. The young girl confronted the male and was described as being frozen. Both the mother and daughter were left in a terrified state.

A male suspect then entered a residence of a 57-year-old male and stole a set of binoculars and some electronics.

Members of the West District Community Support Unit, who had been in the area on bicycle patrol, attended and took the male into custody as he jumped from the second-story and attempted to flee. The unit continued with the investigation and linked the male to the three other break-ins.

Joseph Henry Grant, a 26-year-old of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Break Enter & Theft - Dwelling House (x2)
- Break & Enter with Intent - Dwelling House (x2)
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order

He was detained in custody.

Stabbings – Arrests/Investigations

Over this past weekend, General Patrol Officers and the Major Crimes Unit responded to multiple stabbings. Several of these incidents resulted in severe injuries to both adult and youth victims. Arrests have been made, and investigations are still ongoing. 

C21-120790
On May 28, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m., West District officers responded to the Sargent Park neighbourhood for the report of a male who had been stabbed. Police arrived and located a 13-year-old male who had been stabbed and seriously injured. He was transported to hospital in unstable condition and later upgraded to stable. The suspects had since fled on foot.

Police located and arrested the suspects, who were known to the victim within the area a short time later. The Major Crimes Unit took over this investigation.

An 18-year-old female is facing assault-related charges and was released on an Undertaking (as mandated by the Criminal Code).

A 17-year-old male is also facing assault and weapon-related charges; he was released on an Undertaking.

C21-121639
On May 28, 2021, at approximately 9:15 p.m., North District officers responded to the area of Pritchard Avenue and Aikins Street for the report of two people who had been stabbed.

A group of people known to each other, including an adult and several youths, were gathered at a park in this area when a dispute erupted between two of the individuals. The argument escalated, and one of the males stabbed one of the females.  A second female stepped in to defend the first victim and was also stabbed by this male, causing a life-altering injury.

Two female victims, 16 and 17, were transported to hospital by ambulance in stable condition.

The Major Crimes Unit took over this investigation; a 19-year-old male of Winnipeg was arrested and is facing assault and weapon-related charges. He was released on an Undertaking (as mandated by the Criminal Code).

C21-122513
On May 29, 2021, at approximately 9:15 p.m., Central District officers responded to the parkade at the Forks for the report of a female who had been stabbed.

A group of four or more people were gathered in the parkade and confronted an unknown male and female who were also within the parkade. A verbal argument ensued where the group subsequently began punching and kicking these two individuals.

An adult bystander, a 29-year-old female, was driving her vehicle through the parkade and observed the altercation. She attempted to intervene and stop the fight by positioning her vehicle between the group and the two victims. The group of suspects then swarmed around her vehicle and one of them stabbed her. The suspects subsequently fled on foot, while the two victims of the assault contacted police and assisted the female victim until police and paramedics arrived. They did not require medical assistance for their injuries at the time.

The female victim from the vehicle, was transported to hospital in unstable condition with severe injuries and was later upgraded to stable condition.

Officers located two of the suspects within the area, who were taken into custody. The Major Crimes Unit has taken over this investigation.

Two youth males, both age 17, are facing assault and weapon-related charges. They have both been released on an Undertaking (as mandated by the Criminal Code).

The Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate and asks anyone with information to contact 204-986-6219. Additional information can be relayed anonymously to 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