December 2, 2021 Media Release

Homicide – Investigation: C21-277400

The Winnipeg Police Service previously released information regarding a serious assault that occurred on November 27, 2021, at approximately 11:45 a.m. Officers located an adult male in his fifties at Main Street and Logan Avenue suffering from a severe upper-body injury and began emergency medical care. The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition, and the investigation was turned over to the Major Crimes Unit.

On December 1, 2021, while in hospital, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased has been identified as George Elie HOULE, 52, of Winnipeg. His death is determined to be a homicide, and the Major Crimes Unit is continuing with this investigation

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

Robbery – Investigation: C21-281215

On December 1, 2021, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Central District General Patrol officers, with the assistance of AIR1 and K9 responded to the Westend neighbourhood for a robbery to a security employee.

Initial information indicated that the victim had stopped his security vehicle at Beverley/ Sargent. He was looking in the back of his vehicle when he was approached by two unknown males and struck on the head. He was rendered unconscious, and items were stolen from the vehicle.

Police located an injured adult male sitting in a security vehicle. He was subsequently transported to hospital. No suspects were located.

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

Shooting – Investigation: C21-281324

On December 2, 2021, at approximately 3:30 a.m., an adult male arrived at a Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service fire hall in the 700 block of Furby Street, requesting help for a gunshot wound. He was conveyed to hospital in unstable condition and later upgraded to stable condition.

Police located a scene at a residence in the 600 block of Furby Street believed to be where the victim was shot.

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

The Festive Season Checkstop program 2021

While impaired driving enforcement is conducted throughout the year, the community can expect to see increased enforcement for impaired driving through ongoing patrols and strategic Checkstops throughout the holiday season.

Impaired driving continues to be one of the leading causes of death in Canada, yet it is 100% preventable.

Our message is simple: If you choose to drink or do drugs, DON’T DRIVE. Arrange for a designated driver, take public transit, call a ride-sharing service, or stay overnight.

All too often, the focus on impaired driving incidents centres on charges, fines and possible jail time. The most painful cost, however, is that of lives needlessly lost.

Please choose to help by making this a safe and fatality-free season on Winnipeg roads.

The Winnipeg Police Service Traffic Division wishes everyone a happy, healthy and above all, safe festive season.

The Festive Season Checkstop program is made possible by partnering with Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.


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