January 12, 2022 Media Release

Serious Motor Vehicle Collision – Investigation: C22-07754

On January 12, 2022, at approximately 1:30 a.m., General Patrol officers were flagged down for a serious motor vehicle collision involving a lone adult male driver. The vehicle had struck a tree at Main Street and Assiniboine Avenue, rendering the driver unconscious and trapped inside.

WFPS attended the scene and extracted the driver from the vehicle; he was subsequently transported to hospital in critical condition, where he remains. The Winnipeg Police Service’s Traffic Division has taken over the investigation. Road closures have since been re-opened.

Anyone with information to assist investigators can call the Traffic Division at 204-986-7085.

Shooting – Arrests: C22-007209

On January 11, 2022, at approximately noon, Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a male shot in the 600 block of Maryland Street. Multiple police units were dispatched, including General Patrol, TST, Traffic, and K9, as well as Winnipeg Paramedic Services.
The victim, an adult male, was transported to hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to his lower extremity.

Officers were initially told that the victim was shot by one of two unknown males they met in the lane. A subsequent investigation by the Major Crimes Unit determined the following: three males (19, 18 and 17-years old), all known to each other, confronted two unidentified males in the rear lane of the 600 block of Maryland Street. The 19-year-old pulled out a concealed handgun and accidentally shot himself in the process. The handgun was then taken to a suite in the area and hidden. The two unidentified males fled.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for the suite and located two firearms and 40 various rounds of ammunition.

The 18-year-old and the 17-year-old youth face charges of Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations. The 19-year-old remains in hospital.

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