February 1, 2022 Media Release

Homicide – Investigation: C22-20547

On January 29, 2022, at approximately 3:00 a.m., a seriously injured male was located within a hotel in the 600 block of Main Street. Emergency Services transported the victim to hospital in critical condition, and police were subsequently notified. 

The victim later succumbed to his injuries, and the Homicide Unit took over the investigation. 

The deceased has been identified as Norman Nigel BIRD, a 29-year-old male of Winnipeg

The Homicide Unit continues to investigate. Anyone with information, please contact the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508, or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477)

Homicide – Arrests: C21-278721

Members of the Homicide Unit are providing an update on the homicide investigation of Tyler Patrick Yarema, a 42-year-old male who was shot and killed two months ago.

On November 29, 2021, at approximately 5:30 a.m., General Patrol units responded to a report of shots that had been fired at a single-family residence in the 200 block of Forrester Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found that Yarema had been shot and administered emergency medical care until he was transported to a hospital in critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries.

The Homicide Unit continued with the investigation. It is believed that the homicide occurred during a home invasion. Yarema did not live at the house but was present at the time. He was shot during the incident, and attempts were made to kill two other people within the residence.

As a result of an extensive investigation, five individuals have been charged with homicide-related offences for their alleged roles in the matter.

On December 21, Keegan Shamus McGee Little, a 24-year-old male of Winnipeg, was arrested near the West Fort Garry Industrial area. He was charged with:

- Second Degree Murder

On January 11, 2022, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a media release asking the public for their assistance in locating four additional suspects.

That same day, Jamie Rae Shorting, a 24-year-old male of Winnipeg, was arrested at a shelter in the South Point Douglas area. He was charged with:

- Second Degree Murder
- Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order (x5)

On January 19, Jamie Lee Rudolph, a 33-year-old male of Winnipeg, was arrested at a residence in the William Whyte area. He was charged with:

- Second Degree Murder
- Attempt to Commit Murder Using a Restricted Firearm (x2)
- Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order (x4)
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order (x2)

On January 20, Jake Steven Ducharme, a 32-year-old male of Winnipeg, was arrested after he attended the WPS Headquarters building. He was charged with:

- Second Degree Murder

On January 28, Bryce Alexander Keating, a 23-year-old male of Winnipeg, was arrested near the area of Ellice Avenue and Wall Street. He was charged with:

- Second Degree Murder
- Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order (x2)

All five have been detained.

The Winnipeg Police Service wishes to thank the public and the media for their assistance.


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