October 17, 2022 Media Releases

Public Assistance – Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision: C22-241250

On October 16, 2022, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service and emergency personnel responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Portage Avenue and Berry Street.   

An adult female was lying in the roadway and seriously injured. She was transported to hospital in unstable condition and later succumbed to her injuries. 

Investigators have identified the victim as 24-year-old Shannon Joan Marie ROMANIUK of Winnipeg. 

Members of the Traffic Division have assumed the investigation and learned the victim was crossing Portage Avenue when she was struck by the suspect vehicle, described as a silver/grey late model SUV. The vehicle and occupant(s) left the scene after the collision and remain outstanding. 

Anyone with information, including dash camera video footage of the suspect vehicle and the manner of driving before the collision, is asked to contact Traffic Division investigators at 204-986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477 (TIPS).

Homicide – Arrest: C22-228764

As previously released:

On October 2, 2022, at 7:56 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was notified of a deceased adult male at the Health Sciences Centre with suspicious injuries.

The male was transported to the hospital by ambulance after a bystander found him unresponsive on the ground at 6:45 a.m. near Sherbrook Street and Cumberland Avenue.

The deceased victim was identified as Creedence Justin Beardy, a 27-year-old male of Winnipeg; his death was determined to be a homicide.

Update:

On October 14, 2022, the Homicide Unit charged Tracayne Tassen Gage MARSDEN, a 21-year-old male of Winnipeg, with Second Degree Murder. The accused and the victim were previously known to each other. 

MARSDEN 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

Robbery – Arrests: C22-239808

On October 15, at approximately 7:30 a.m, the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 700 block of Main Street for the report of a male that had been shot. 

Officers from the North District attended and located a 42-year-old male victim suffering from upper-body injuries and a 31-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. The 42-year-old male did not require medical attention. The 31-year-old male was transported to hospital in unstable condition and later upgraded to stable. The suspects fled the residence before police arrived; however, officers located one of the suspects in the vicinity and safely placed him under arrest. 

The Major Crimes Unit assumed the investigation and learned a male and a female suspect attended to the residence, attacked the victims, prevented them from escaping, and demanded personal property. In the process of being robbed, one of the suspects produced and discharged a firearm striking the 31-year-old victim in the upper body, while the 42-year-old male was beaten about the upper body using solid objects. 

Through their investigation, investigators identified a female suspect.

On October 16, investigators located the female suspect at a residence in the 300 block of Princess Avenue, where she was placed under arrest without incident.

The victims and suspects were previously known to one another. 

A 28-year-old male from Winnipeg is facing the following charges:
 
- Robbery x 2
- Forcible Confinement x 2

A 38-year-old female from Winnipeg is facing the following charges:

- Armed Robbery using a Firearm x 2
- Forcible Confinement x 2
- Discharge Firearm with Intent
- Pointing a Firearm x 2

- Aggravate Assault
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of a Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order x 3

Both were detained in custody.