December 29, 2021 Media Release

Kidnapping/Attempt Murder – Arrests: R21-62731

On the evening of November 20, 2021, a passerby located a male lying by the path while walking along River Road in the R.M. of St. Andrews, Manitoba. The male had been left in the snow, bound, severely injured and without a jacket or shoes. The victim was taken to a hospital in Winnipeg, and the Winnipeg Police Major Crimes Unit was brought in to investigate.

The victim was a male in his mid-twenties from Winnipeg, and he provided detectives with the following information:

In the afternoon of November 20, the victim had agreed to meet with several people he knew outside his home in the North Kildonan neighbourhood. Once outside, he was forced into a waiting vehicle and taken to an unknown residence. While there, he was tied up and seriously assaulted while his captors demanded he call family and friends pleading for large sums of money. Eventually, the suspects stole various personal items from the victim, and he was then taken to River Road, where he was abandoned in the snow.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for a residence in the Sturgeon Creek neighbourhood, and on December 18, 2021, arrested an 18-year-old suspect.

Adem Ahmed MOHAMED has been charged with:
- Attempt to Commit Murder
- Kidnapping
- Robbery
He was detained in custody.

On December 27, 2021, investigators obtained a search warrant for a residence in the Osborne Village neighbourhood and arrested a 31-year-old male.

Akech Dut AJAK has been charged with:
- Attempt to Commit Murder
- Kidnapping
- Robbery
He was detained in custody.

Assault with Weapon – Arrest: C21-298898

On December 25, 2021, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a report of an assault at a personal care home located in the first 100 block of Furby Street.

Responding officers located a woman in her 30’s who had been stabbed in the forearm. She was conveyed to the hospital, where she was treated and released.

Officers arrested a male in his 60’s who was a resident of the care home. The investigation determined that the same male had attacked and threatened a staff member on December 23.

The male was transported to the hospital for a medical and psychiatric assessment awaiting further disposition.

He faces possible charges of Assault with a Weapon and Uttering Threats. 

Homicide – Arrest: C21-225073


Dawson Kenliegh McKay, a 21-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been arrested for the shooting death of Joshua Pashe, 26, which occurred on September 26, 2021, in the 100 block of Salter Street.

On December 26, 2021, just before midnight, North District General Patrol officers – conducting a proactive search for McKay – attended an apartment complex in the Alpine Place neighbourhood where they found him attempting to hide. As a result, he was arrested on a Canada-wide arrest warrant for Second Degree Murder.

Members of the Homicide Unit subsequently took custody of McKay.

It is believed that McKay and the victim, Pashe, were not previously known to each other, but were involved in a verbal altercation before the shooting.

McKay has been detained.

As previously released:

On September 26, 2021, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to reports of a male shot outside a convenience store in the 100 block of Salter Street. Responding officers located a 26-year-old male that had been shot and administered emergency first aid. He was transported to hospital in critical condition and subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased was identified as Joshua Jordan Paul Pashe, a 26-year-old male of Winnipeg.

Members of the Homicide Unit continued with the investigation and identified a suspect.

Dawson Kenliegh McKay, a 21-year-old male of Winnipeg, is wanted for Second Degree Murder.

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating McKay as his whereabouts are unknown.

The public is cautioned not to approach McKay and to call 911 immediately

Anyone with additional information to assist investigators is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786 TIPS (8477).

Commercial Robbery – Investigation: C21-300624

On December 28, 2021, at approximately 6:38 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service received a report that a group of individuals had attended a retail store in the Regent area and stole a significant amount of merchandise. They then fled in a vehicle before police arrival.

It is believed that four individuals (three males and a female) attended inside the store and grabbed a large volume of clothing (estimated to be about $1,500 worth) before fleeing. A staff member attempted to stop the theft and sustained a minor laceration as a result. It is unknown if a weapon was used.

The descriptions of the suspects are as follows:

- Suspect #1: Male, Indigenous in appearance, 35-40 years old, 5’10”-5’11”, average build, black winter jacket, blue medical mask and a dark toque.
- Suspect #2: Male, Indigenous in appearance, 30-40 years old, 6’, average build, black winter jacket with a large red Air Jordan logo on the back.
- Suspect #3: Female, Indigenous in appearance, 30-40  years old, 5’2”, thin build hair in a bun (light brown colour), carrying a red Door Dash bag, with a tattoo on her left wrist (an older tattoo that looked like a cylinder).
- Suspect #4: Male. No other description at this time.

The involved vehicle is believed to be a black-coloured sedan.

It is also believed that the group is responsible for other similar thefts in the area.

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

Request for Public Assistance: C21-297766


The deceased has been identified, and the Winnipeg Police Service wishes to thank the public and media for their assistance. Foul play is not suspected.

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance identifying a male who was found having sustained significant injuries in the area of the St. James bridge on December 23, 2021. The male was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Investigators have been unable to identify the male.

The deceased is described as follows:

- Approximately 25 to 30 years old with a light or olive-coloured complexion.
- About 5’10”–6’ tall.
- 140–160 lbs in weight with a slim build.
- Long dark hair with a full beard.
- A tattoo of VII on his right chest and another tattoo on his right forearm.
- Had been wearing tan-coloured Carhart pants with a flannel jacket and a blue sweater.

The Winnipeg Police Service is providing the public with pictures of the male’s tattoos to help with identifying him.

Anyone with information related to this male is asked to call the Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

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