May 26, 2022 Media Release

Firearms – Arrests: C22:111241

In May 2022, the Winnipeg Police Service’s Guns & Gangs Unit began a firearms investigation that was believed to involve a residence in the Elmwood neighbourhood.

On May 25, 2022, the Guns & Gangs Unit, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of William Newton Avenue.

As a result of this investigation, two adults were taken into custody. Two firearms and ammunition were recovered as well as the following:

- a pick-up truck
-  loaded Marlin sawed-off shotgun (semi-automatic)
- compatible ammunition
- 12 gauge Chiappa shotgun
- conductive energy weapon

A 27-year-old male of Winnipeg faces charges related to the unauthorized possession of a (loaded) firearm, restricted weapon and possessing a firearm in a vehicle.

He was released on an Undertaking as mandated by the Criminal Code.

A 31-year-old female of Winnipeg faces the charge of possession of a firearm contrary to a Prohibition Order.

She was released on an Appearance Notice as mandated by the Criminal Code.

Attempted Abduction – Investigation: C22-111272

On May 25, 2022, at 3:40 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 200 block of Austin Street North for a report of an attempted abduction. A caller had reported seeing an adult male attempt to grab a child that had been in the area. The child was physically unharmed, and the suspect fled in a silver-coloured sport utility vehicle (SUV).

The male is described as Caucasian in appearance, 35-40 years old, and approximately 5’7” in height with a medium build. He was unshaven with curly brown hair and wore a ball cap, a dark-coloured t-shirt, dark khaki pants and blue runners.

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

Shooting – Investigation: C22-111781

On May 26, 2022, at 5:32 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 500 block of St. Mary’s Road for a report of a male that had been shot.

Upon arrival, officers located a male (in his 20s) that had been injured. He was transported to a hospital in critical condition and has since been upgraded to unstable condition.

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

Robbery – Arrests: C22-108380

On May 22, 2022, at approx. 12:23 a.m., a General Patrol unit was in the area of Sargent Avenue and Spence Street when they were flagged down by a citizen who reported that a male was being “jumped” in front of a nearby food establishment.

Officers attended the area and observed a male suspect assaulting a 39-year-old male victim. The suspect was also seen to be in possession of a partially-concealed knife and subsequently fled on foot.

During the ensuing foot pursuit, the suspect produced an 18-inch sai-style weapon. He later discarded it but was uncooperative, and a conducted energy weapon (“Taser”) was used to take him into custody safely. The suspect was later treated for minor injuries sustained during the confrontation, and the weapon was recovered.

A second male suspect fled on a bicycle that had been stolen from the victim and was apprehended near Balmoral Street and Cumberland Avenue with the assistance of AIR1. The bike was recovered.

It is believed that the suspects and victim were previously unknown to each other and had been involved in a verbal dispute which escalated to a robbery. As a result, the victim was knocked off his bike and assaulted while on the ground.

A 16-year-old male of Winnipeg is facing charges of:

- Robbery
- Possession of a Weapon
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition

He was released on an Appearance Notice (as mandated by the Criminal Code).

A second 16-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

- Robbery
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
- Fail to Comply with Sentence (x2)

He was detained in custody.


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