June 21, 2022 Media Release

Homicide – Update: C22-20547

On January 29, 2022, at approximately 3:00 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the 600 block of Main Street for the report of a seriously injured male. The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition, and police were subsequently notified. He later succumbed to his injuries.

The Homicide Unit took over the investigation, and the deceased was identified as Norman Nigel BIRD, a 29-year-old male of Winnipeg.

The investigation by the Homicide Unit revealed the person responsible for BIRD’s death was a 30-year-old male from Winnipeg.  This male, an acquaintance of BIRD, passed away from an unrelated medical event in May 2022.

Shooting – Arrests: C22-134902

On June 20, 2022, at 7:03 p.m., West District General Patrol officers, with the assistance of the K9 Unit and Tactical Support Team, responded to an exhibition park in the 3900 block of Portage Avenue for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located an injured 16-year-old male being tended to by on-site emergency medical services. The victim was transported to a hospital in critical condition and was later upgraded to stable condition.

At approximately 7:23 p.m., a taxi cab was stopped in the area of Tyndall Avenue and Burrows Avenue. Three individuals were taken into custody, and a loaded handgun was recovered.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation. It is believed that the shooting occurred after an altercation.

A 17-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

- Aggravated Assault
- Assault with a Weapon
- Discharge a Restricted Firearm or a Prohibited Firearm with Intent
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Possession of a Weapon
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
- Fail to Comply with Sentence (x2)
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order (x2)

A 15-year-old female of Winnipeg has been charged with:

- Aggravated Assault
- Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Possession of a Weapon
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

They were detained in custody.

A 17-year-old male of Winnipeg is facing charges of:

- Aggravated Assault

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

Stabbing – Arrest: C22-135004

On June 20, 2022, at 9:07 p.m., Central District General Patrol officers, with the assistance of the Foot Patrol unit, responded to a hotel in the 100 block of Garry Street for a report of a stabbing.

Upon arrival, officers located an injured 35-year-old male and began to apply emergency medical care. The victim was transported to a hospital in critical condition and was later upgraded to stable condition.

A female suspect was located nearby and taken into custody. General Patrol officers, with the assistance of the Major Crimes Unit, continued with the investigation.

The incident is believed to be domestic, and the stabbing occurred after an argument.

Angel Mariah Angeconeb, a 26-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

- Aggravated Assault

She was detained in custody.

Homicide – Update: C22-103187

As previously released:
 
The Winnipeg Police Service was searching Brady Road Resource Management Facility for the human remains of homicide victim Rebecca Contois (24).
 
On June 14, 2022, police recovered human remains during the search. 

 
Update:
 
The remains have been identified as those of Rebecca Contois.
 
Rebecca’s family has been notified, and the Homicide Unit is continuing with the investigation.


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