September 14, 2022 Media Release

Stabbings – Arrest: C22-184730

On September 12, 2022, the Major Crimes Unit arrested an adult male involved in three stabbings in the Disraeli/Princess neighbourhood in August.

On August 15, at approximately 12:30 p.m., police responded to the report of a male in his forties who was stabbed. He reported that he was confronted by an unknown male on a bike in the 100 block of Princess Street who yelled a racial slur, stabbed him in the lower body without provocation, and rode away.

Police provided emergency medical care, including the application of a tourniquet, and the victim was transported to hospital in stable condition.

At approximately 3:00 p.m., another adult male in his forties was stabbed in the abdomen by an unknown male on a bike in the 100 block of Disraeli Freeway. He was transported to hospital in unstable condition and later upgraded to stable condition.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., a third male victim in his forties was confronted and stabbed in the arm by an unknown male in the 2300 block of Main Street. The victim was transported to hospital in stable condition, and police located the suspect nearby.

A 29-year-old male, Hossam AL-KINANI of Winnipeg, was taken into custody. He was subsequently charged with weapons-related offences and detained in custody.

With General Patrol's assistance, investigators in the Major Crimes Unit continued the investigation and linked AL-KINANI to the earlier stabbings on Princess and Disraeli.

On September 12, 2022, AL-KINANI was charged with the following new offences:

- Assault with a Weapon x 2
- Possession of a Weapon x 2

He remained in custody.

Robbery with Firearm – Arrest: C22-210390

On September 12, 2022, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the report of a male robbed at gunpoint during a pre-arranged Bitcoin transaction with someone from social media.

Police met with an injured 19-year-old male seeking medical assistance at the hospital. He indicated that he was held at gunpoint, assaulted, tied up and driven around by the suspect who demanded his money. When the vehicle eventually stopped, the victim made his escape and ran for help.

Later that evening, officers identified a male suspect and took him into custody in the 400 block of Broadway.

Walid ABDISALAM, a 22-year-old male of Winnipeg, was charged with the following offences:

- Armed Robbery Using a Firearm
- Pointing a Firearm
- Assault with a Weapon x 2
- Forcible Confinement
- Uttering Threats to Kill
- Fail to Comply with Undertaking
- Possession of a Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon Contrary to Order x 2

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