June 11, 2021 Media Release

Homicide, No Charges – Arrest: C21-114930

As previously released:

On May 21, 2021, at 10:35 a.m., Cadet units were patrolling the Air Canada Window Park area when they were flagged down for a nearby disturbance.

The Cadets subsequently located a severely injured male and began to provide emergency first aid. The male was later transported to hospital in critical condition, where he remains at this time.

Responding officers located a nearby adult male suspect and took him into custody.

Aaron David Woodhouse, a 23-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Aggravated Assault
- Possession of a Weapon
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order (x2)


On May 23, 2021, the male succumbed to his injuries, and his death was determined to be a homicide. The deceased has been identified as Thomas Earl CAMERON, 30, of Winnipeg.

A Senior Crown Attorney was consulted regarding charging Aaron David WOODHOUSE with criminal charges related to homicide.

After a thorough review, the Crown has advised that no charges will be laid.

It was deemed that what would otherwise be an unlawful act was committed to defend himself, which was considered reasonable under the circumstances.

Homicide – Arrest: C21-132929


Homicide investigators have made an arrest in the murder of Marlon CHAMBORRO-GONZALES.

On June 10, 2021, Michael Theodore Jay EDWARDS, 27, of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Second Degree Murder
- Possess Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- Possess Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order.

The accused was detained in custody.

As previously released:

On June 10, 2021, shortly after midnight, Central District officers responded to the 300 block of Kennedy Street for reports that someone had been shot.

Upon arrival, officers located a male lying outside who had been shot and was seriously injured. They provided emergency first-aid to this male; until he was transported by ambulance to hospital in critical condition, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased victim has been identified as Marlon Jose CHAMORRO-GONZALES, 48, 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).

2020-2021 School Safety Patrol Awards

The Winnipeg Police Service in honoured to announce the school safety patrol award recipients for the 2020-21 school year. Every year the patrols are judged on their ability, professionalism and technique while on patrol by the School Education Section of the Winnipeg Police Service.

City-wide award recipients

Following is a list of the tops school safety patrol programs in Winnipeg for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • 1st Place – Grosvenor School – CAA Manitoba Trophy
  • 2nd Place – École Victoria- Albert School – True North Sports & Entertainment Trophy
  • 3rd Place – Prince Edward SchoolManitoba Public Insurance Trophy
  • 4th Place –Our Lady Victory School Winnipeg Police Service Trophy
  • Most improved – Oakenwald School

Top school patrol captain:

Each year, Winnipeg’s top school patrol captain is awarded the Louis Staples Award.

Louise Staples was a teacher at Greenway School and instrumental in starting the patrol program in Winnipeg. 

The Winnipeg Police Service is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2021 Louise Staples Award is Aurora Reid from Sansome School.

Divisional award recipients

We also take this opportunity to congratulate and recognize the top school safety programs for each of the divisions across our community.


1ST place

2nd place

3rd place

Louis Riel School Division


Highbury School

Victor H.L. Wyatt School

Pembina Trails School Division

Bairdmore School

École Dieppe

Chancellor School

St. James-Assiniboia School Division

Stevenson-Britannia School

École Bannatyne

Buchanan School

Seven Oaks School Division

James Nisbet Community School

Governor Semple School

École Constable Edward Finney School

River East Transcona School Division

Prince Edward School

École Salisbury Morse Place School

Wayoata School

Winnipeg School Division

Inkster School

École Waterford Springs School

Garden Grove School

Winnipeg School Division

Grosvenor School

École J.B. Mitchell School

Montrose School

Winnipeg School Division - Central

Wolseley School

Clifton School

École Laura Secord School

Winnipeg School Division - Inner

École Victoria-Albert School

Fort Rouge School

Machray School

Division Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine

École Lacerte

École Taché

No 3rd place this year

Independent schools
(Private & faith-based schools)

Our Lady Victory School

St. Charles Catholic School

Red River Valley Junior Academy

In 2021, there were approximately 6,000 school patrols in Winnipeg ensuring our children arrive safely to their schools.

The Winnipeg Police Service has been involved in the School Safety Patrol Program since 1936.  Winnipeg is proud to have had the first fully organized and officially recognized school patrol program in Canada.

On behalf of the Winnipeg Police Service and our community partners at CAA Manitoba, True North Sports & Entertainment and Manitoba Public Insurance we extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Winnipeg’s school patrols.

Thanks for all you continue to do.

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