Winnipeg Homicide 46 – Police investigate the fatal shooting of Delany Nora Desmarais

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Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 400 block of William Avenue for the report of an injured female on November 12th at 5:20am.

On arrival police located Delany Nora Desmarais, 23, suffering from a gunshot wound to her upper body. The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition, where she died of her injuries.

Photo: Delany Pop Facebook

A suspect was identified, and a Warrant of Arrest (Manslaughter) was issued in March 2024 for 49-year-old Clinton Desmond BIGNELL.   

Update: On May 1, 2024, officers observed BIGNELL in the area of Furby Street and Cumberland Avenue, where he was taken into custody on the strength of the warrant.

BIGNELL is charged with the following:

  • Manslaughter
  • Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Pointing a FirearmĀ 

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Homicide Unit investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).