August 18, 2021 Media Release

Fire/Homicide – Investigation: C21-190613

Update:

On August 15, 2021, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Winnipeg Fire Paramedic personnel and Winnipeg Police General Patrol officers responded to a working fire at a building at 157 Scott Street. The building contained a convenience store on the lower level and a residence on the second floor.

A female in her sixties was rescued from the second floor and taken to hospital in critical condition, however, she succumbed to injuries related to the fire. The victim has now been identified as Jung Ja SHIN, 60 years.

Investigators have determined that the fire was the result of arson and was deliberately set.

Four fires were set that evening, all in the same geographic area, and investigators believe the same suspect to be responsible:
- 157 Scott St. (363 Wardlaw Avenue, contiguous to 157 Scott)
- 151 Scott St. (debris fire was started but burned out)
- 137 Scott St. (Church. Unsuccessful attempt)
- 369 Stradbrook Ave. (Video available. The suspect attempted to start the fire but was not successful).

Suspect description:
White male, approximately 30 years in age, approx. 5’10” in height, athletic build, short light hair or possibly shaved head, wearing blue Adidas baseball hat, black t-shirt, black shorts, black footwear with white soles, black Covid mask,

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male in the following images:

A video of the suspect is also available here: https://youtu.be/y-ey-NM8arI
 
This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Fatal Hit & Run – Investigation: C21-182709

Update

The driver of the 5-ton truck has been identified. We would like to thank the public for their assistance.

The investigation is continuing by the Traffic Division.

Previously Released:
On August 6, 2021, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Winnipeg Police General Patrol Units responded to a report of a Motor Vehicle Collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Smith Street.

Investigators determined that a woman was attempting to cross Smith Street at Broadway when she was struck and run over by a 5-ton truck travelling eastbound on Broadway. The truck subsequently turned northbound onto Main Street. It was determined that before the collision, the truck had been travelling northbound on Smith Street and then turned eastbound onto Broadway but cut the curb and struck the pedestrian.

The victim, a woman in her late 80’s, was conveyed to the hospital in critical condition. On August 8, she succumbed to her injuries.

The truck is described as a 5-ton, white moving truck.

Investigators from the Winnipeg Police Traffic Division seek the public’s assistance to identify the truck and the driver. Anyone with information that can assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-7085.


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