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February 9, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Sexual Assault Investigation - C17-21362

Public Assistance Requested:

On January 30, 2017 at approximately 9:20 a.m., a 14 year old female was walking in the area of Mandalay Drive between Leila Avenue and Jefferson Avenue when she was approached by an unknown male in a vehicle.

The female was in a rush and accepted a ride. Once inside the suspect began touching the victim in a sexual manner. She then demanded that he stop and let her out. The male complied and the victim fled uninjured.

The suspect is described as follows: male, East Indian in appearance, between 30-40 years of age, average build, noticeably thinning short straight black hair, brown eyes, some facial hair and spoke with a strong accent.

The suspect vehicle is described as: small older red car, 4 door, grey interior, tinted windows and a car seat in the back seat (passenger side). 

The investigation is continuing by members of the District 3 Crime Unit.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or further details regarding the suspect is asked to contact investigators directly at 204-986-2848 or 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Update - Homicide Investigation - C17-0026739

As previously released - On February 6, 2017 at approximately 11:15 p.m., officers along with members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to the 500 block of Magnus Avenue regarding an injured male.

A 28 year old male identified as Canon Franklin BEARDY of Winnipeg was located suffering from multiple serious injuries and transported to hospital in critical condition. He has since succumbed to his injuries.

Members of the Homicide Unit were notified and continue to investigate.

Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Update - Homicide Investigation - C17-0027664

Male shot - Public Assistance Requested:

As previously released - On February 8, 2017 at approximately 10:10 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the area of Powers Street and Aberdeen Avenue regarding an injured male.

A 24 year old male identified as Bryer James PRYSIAZNIUK-SETTEE was located with injuries consistent with being shot. He was transported to hospital in critical condition and later pronounced deceased.

Members of the Homicide Unit have been notified and continue to investigate.

Witnesses who may have seen or heard anything in relation to the incident is asked to call police immediately.

Homicide Investigators can be contacted at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Homicide – Arrest - C17-2092

Charges Upgraded:

As previously released - On January 3, 2017, at approximately 9:55 p.m., Winnipeg Police responded to reports of gunshots heard in the vicinity of Thames Avenue and Watt Street.

Responding officers located an adult male lying in the roadway. Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service transported the victim to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified as Tyler Kirton, 25-years-old, of Winnipeg.

On January 4, 2017 Homicide investigators arrested and charged a 16-year-old male with 2nd Degree Murder in relation to his involvement.

After further review, on February 8, 2017, the 16-year old male was taken into custody by members of the Major Crimes Unit and an arrest warrant was executed for 1st Degree Murder.

He remains in custody. 

Assaults Investigation - C17-0026887

Public Advisory:

Recently, the Winnipeg Police Service has responded to several assault incidents in the downtown area potentially involving the same male suspect. 

Members of the Division 11 Crime Unit continue to investigate.

These incidents appear unprovoked and the victims involved were not seriously injured. However, at this time, no arrest has been made.

The incidents reported occurred in the following areas:

300 block of York Avenue
Broadway and Edmonton Street
100 block of Osborne Street

The suspect is described as: Male, approximately 6'00" tall, long blonde hair and possibly wearing a dark coloured jacket with reflective stripes.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact detectives at 204-986-6668.

The Winnipeg Police Service would like to remind members of the public to always be mindful of their personal safety. Refer to links below for tips:

http://www.winnipeg.ca/police/TakeAction/safety_street.stm

http://downtownwinnipegbiz.com/programs-services/safety/safety-tips/

  • Last Update: February 9, 2017

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