Jamshaid Wahabi shot to death in Winnipeg

Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a shooting at a nightclub in the 200 block of Bannatyne Avenue on November 2nd at around 1:30am.

Police arrived to find two male victims. One victim was shot in the lower body and was transported to the hospital in stable condition. The second male victim found suffering from gunshot wounds was pronounced deceased at the scene. The deceased has been identified as Jamshaid Wahabi, 23.

Police say there were many people present in the club at the time of the shooting, and are asking that anyone who may have cell phone video taken during the evening or any relevant information to contact the Homicide Unit at (204) 986-6508.

The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Winnipeg Homicide #33 – Police investigate the stabbing death of a 14-year-old girl

Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence in the 100 block of Kinver Avenue on October 26th at approximately 10:45pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 14-year-old, and an 18-year-old girl suffering from stabwounds. Both girls were rushed to hospital where the 14-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries. The other girl remains in hospital having been upgraded to a stable condition.

Update October 30th
Police believe that an argument during a party at the residence escalated to a physical altercation. On October 28th Winnipeg police arrested a 16-year-old girl and an 18-year-old girl. Both have been charged with Second Degree Murder
and Attempt to Commit Murder.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508.

The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Winnipeg Homicide #32 – Karen Jane Letniak found dead in a home on Riverton Avenue.

Winnipeg police responded to a domestic incident in the 300 block of Riverton Avenue on October 18th at approximately 8:00am.

Police arrived to a confrontation with a man at the residence and as a result, the male was shot by police.  He was transported to hospital where he remains. Police entered the home to find Karen Jane Letniak 48, deceased. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) has assumed responsibility for the investigation of the officer-involved shooting, and the Winnipeg Police Homicide Unit has taken over the investigation of the deceased female victim.

The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

A 13-year-old and a 14-year-old charged with Manslaughter in relation to the death of Neilson Catcheway, 40.

Winnipeg Emergency Services responded to a report of a man lying on the roadway on Main Street between Higgins Avenue and Sutherland Avenue on October 16th at approximately 12:00am.

Police said the victim was suffering from injuries consistent with being run over by a vehicle. The victim who has been identified as Neilson Catcheway, 40, was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Winnipeg police said a 14-year-old male and a 13-year-old male were arrested and each charged with one count of Manslaughter. The driver of the involved vehicle is asked to come forward and speak with investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Winnipeg Homicide #30 – Darlus Dary Darrien McKay fatally injured on Pritchard Ave

Winnipeg Police responded to reports of a man in medical distress lying in the front yard of a residence located in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue, on October 7th at approximately 9:25am.

Police said the victim, Darlus Dary Darrien McKAY, 19, was found deceased. Cause of death has not been released at this time.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508.

The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Winnipeg police investigating the death of Norma Andrews

Winnipeg police and emergency personnel responded to a report of an injured female at a residential building in the 500 block of Balmoral Street, on September 21, 2019, at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Police arrived to find Norma Andrews, 28, deceased. Police have not released any information surrounding the death, only saying The investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Two Sisters charged – John Graham Buesnel, identified as Winnipeg’s latest homicide victim

Winnipeg emergency crews responded to a report of an unresponsive man inside an apartment suite in the 400 block of Elgin Avenue on August 24th at approximately 1:40am. Upon arrival, police found the victim, John Graham Buesnel, 64, deceased. 

On August 29, Taylor Lapierre, a 24-year-old female of Winnipeg, was arrested and charged with Manslaughter and Fail to Comply with Condition Recognizance. On August 31, Shyla Lee Walker, a 31-year-old female of Winnipeg, turned herself in at the Winnipeg Police Service and was arrested and charged with Manslaughter.

Police said Lapierre and Walker who are sisters were acquaintances of Buesnel.

The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Arrested made in the Winnipeg homicide of Kyle Allan Malanchuk

Winnipeg police responded to a residence in the 800 block of Pritchard Avenue on a report of an unresponsive male on August 22nd at approximately 9:30am. 

Police arrived to find Kyle Allan Malanchuk, a 26-year-old male of Winnipeg, suffering from a gunshot wound. Malanchuk was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. 

 A Canada wide warrant has been issued for the arrest of Bradley Shawn Thomas, a 24-year-old male of Winnipeg for charges of Second Degree Murder. Thomas is described as an Indigenous male in appearance, 5’7” in height, approximately 131 lbs in weight and has a thin build. He has brown eyes and is believed to have short black hair.

The public is cautioned not to approach Thomas. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Update
On Friday, August 30, police arrested Bradley Shawn Thomas in the area of Salter Street and Alfred Avenue, and charged him with second degree murder.

The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Alexander Agnus McPherson charged with Manslaughter in Winnipeg’s most recent homicide

Emergency crews responded to a report of an unresponsive man, who had been the victim of an assault in the area of Tylehurst Street and Wolseley Avenue West on August 16th at approximately 5:20pm.

The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition where he died of his injuries. Police have not released the identity of the victim at this time. 

Alexander Agnus McPherson was arrested on August 16th and originally charged with aggravated assault. The charges have since been upgraded to manslaughter.  

The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.

Winnipeg Homicide #25 – Christopher Helstrom dies from injuries sustained in an assault.

Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a man assaulted in the hallway of an apartment block the 600 block of Flora Ave, on July 13th at approximately 5:25 pm.

Christopher Helstrom, 27, of Teulon, Manitoba, was found suffering from injuries and was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries. The exact cause of death has not been released at this time.

On July 15th Winnipeg police homicide detectives arrested a suspect in relation to the murder of Helstrom. The suspect remains in custody, however, charges have not been laid at this time.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508.

The 2019 Winnipeg Homicide Victim List is available here.