January 21, 2022 Media Release

Homicide – Arrest: C21-278721


On January 20, 2022, members of the Homicide Unit arrested Jake Steven DUCHARME, 32, of Winnipeg, on the strength of a warrant for the murder of Tyler YAREMA, who was shot and killed on November 29, 2021.

He was charged with Second Degree Murder and detained in custody.

Bryce Alexander KEATING, 23, remains outstanding with a warrant for Second Degree Murder.

Anyone with information on KEATING’s whereabouts, please call the Homicide Unit 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers 204-786-TIPS or 911.

Do not approach KEATING; he may be armed and dangerous.

Bryce Alexander KEATING, 23
Height: 5’9”, Weight: 181lbs

As previously released:

On November 29, 2021, at approximately 5:30 a.m., Winnipeg Police General Patrol officers responded to a report of gunshots at a single-family residence in the 200 block of Forrester Avenue. Officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. Police administered emergency medical care until EMS arrived and transported the victim to a hospital in critical condition.

The victim has since succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as Tyler Patrick YAREMA, 42, of Winnipeg.

The investigation into this incident is continuing by the Winnipeg Police Homicide Unit. Anyone with information is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

State of Emergency Update

The Winnipeg Police Service is updating the State of Emergency that was declared on January 5, 2022.

At the time, the Winnipeg Police Service had 90 active COVID-19 cases. That number has gradually dropped, and as of today, 65 sworn/civilian members are off sick with the virus.

Due to the membership’s efforts, there is no need for the Service to go beyond phase 1 of the Business Continuity Plan at this time; however, the State of Emergency remains in effect.

“I want to thank all of the members who have volunteered to take on extra shifts,” said Chief Danny Smyth. And I realize that the extreme cold makes these shifts even more challenging.”

Confirmed Active COVID Cases

As previously released: January 5, 2022: 

Under the authority of the Winnipeg Police Service’s collective agreement, WPS Chief Danny Smyth has declared a State of Emergency for the Winnipeg Police Service. The Service currently has 90 Active COVID-19 cases, and 170 personnel have booked off on COVID-19 related leave.

“We have some real challenges ahead. The current COVID-19 situation has significantly impacted our staffing resources. It has become necessary to execute parts of our Business Continuity Plan to ensure essential services – particularly in General Patrol,” said Chief Smyth.

The Executive of the WPS has designated 80 more officers to be assigned to General Patrol commencing on January 10. Additional officers from other units will be redeployed from other areas of the Service to backfill on short notice.

The changes are designed to ensure that General Patrol units remain available to be dispatched to help the citizens of Winnipeg when they call for help. If circumstances dictate and additional pressure is put on staffing levels, the Service will consider redeploying additional personnel or restructuring the shift model currently deployed.

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