August 19, 2021 Media Release

Homicide – Arrests: C21-191431

On August 16, 2021, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a serious assault outside an establishment in the 100 block of Higgins Avenue. 

Police located an adult male who had been assaulted and sustained life-threatening injuries. The victim was identified as Ifa GERMOSA, 41, of Winnipeg. He was transported to hospital in critical condition, and the investigation was taken over by the Major Crimes Unit. 

On August 17, 2021, GERMOSA succumbed to his injuries. This homicide investigation is continuing by the Major Crimes Unit. 

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


Homicide – Arrests: C21-137199


On August 17, 2021, the Homicide Unit arrested two males for the murder of Kyle Anthony BRAITHWAITE, 29, on June 14, 2021.

Dahir ABDI, 19, and Theodoros KYRIAKAKOS, 21, of Winnipeg, have been charged with First Degree Murder and detained in custody.

As previously released:

On June 14, 2021, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a shooting near the intersection of Young Street and Balmoral Street. A victim of a gunshot wound was transported to hospital; however, he was pronounced deceased.

The victim has been identified as Kyle Anthony BRAITHWAITE, 29, of Winnipeg.

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