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July 19, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Homicide Investigation - Arrest: C17-157120

As previously released:

On July 16, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., emergency services personnel responded to a report of an injured male in the front entrance of a business in the 600 block of Main Street. An adult male was transported to hospital in critical condition; however, he was subsequently pronounced deceased.

The victim has been identified as: John Blaine Flett, 50-years-old, of Winnipeg.

The investigation continued by members of the Homicide Unit.

It has been determined that the victim had been involved in a dispute with a known male when he was stabbed in the upper-body.

On July 18, 2017, Homicide Investigators placed a suspect male under arrest. Eric John Guimond, a 57-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with Second Degree Murder.

He was detained in custody.

Firearms - Arrests: C17-158608

On July 18, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m., a Tactical Support Team supervisor was traveling in the 500 block of Spence Street when a male was observed handling what was believed to be a rifle at the rear of a vehicle.

As a result of this incident, a male and female were placed under arrest. Officers located and seized a number of weapons from within the vehicle including two SKS rifles, a .30-30 Winchester rifle and three air guns.

The investigation continued by members of the Major Crimes Unit.

Billy James Skerratt, a 36-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with numerous firearm-related offences in addition to breach of recognizance.

Jessie Lynn McKay, a 47-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with numerous firearm-related offences in addition to possession of a scheduled substance (codeine).

They were detained in custody.

    • Last Update: July 19, 2017

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