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April 12, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Update - Homicide Investigation Arrest: C17-71900

As previously released - Winnipeg Police Homicide Investigators have made two arrests in the shooting death of Shania Chanel CHARTRAND. Chartrand was killed on March 12, 2017, while she was in the 200 block of Spence Street.

Lacy SOROKOWSKI, 22 years, was arrested on April 7, 2017. She was charged with Second Degree Murder and Possess Controlled Substance for the Purpose Trafficking (Methamphetamine).

Christopher Ryan St. PAUL, 24 years, was arrested on April 7, 2017. He was charged with Second Degree Murder.

Both accused were detained in custody.

The investigation continued by members of the Homicide Unit as further arrests were pending.

On April 11, 2017, officers attended to a residence located in the 200 block of Atlantic Avenue regarding a robbery investiagtion.

During the early morning hours, two males and a femalewere arrested and taken into custody. All three were charged in relation to a robbery incident that ocurred on Atlantic Avenue. The two males were also charged regarding a commercial robbery at a video store located in the 1300 block of Main Street.

Furthermore, of the three arrested, Tyrone Anthony CHIPPEWAY, 22 years old and Ashley Marie BEZECKI, 27 years old have also been charged with Second Degree Murder in connection to the death of Shania CHARTRAND.

They have been remanded into custody.    

Suspicious Person – Arrest Warrant: C17-64890

Thanks to overwhelming public response, police have identified a suspect in this investigation. An arrest warrant for robbery has been issued for:

Marcel Albert PAUL, 50 years.

Paul is approximately 6’2” in height and 300 lbs.

Anyone with information that may assist in identifying this male is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS(8477).

As previously released:

Police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the following male responsible for several suspicious incidents involving elderly people.

Between March 11, 2017 and March 31, 2017, a lone male suspect approached three separate elderly adults while they were shopping and struck up a conversation. During the conversation the suspect learned personal information regarding the elderly adults.   

These incidents took place at various Grocery Store chains in the north and south ends of Winnipeg.

  • Last Update: April 12, 2017

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