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March 9, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Homicide Investigation - C16-48077

At approximately 10:45 p.m. on March 8, 2016, East District general patrol members responded to the first 100 block of Allenby Crescent for the report of an injured male. 
A 45 year old male was transported to hospital, and was later pronounced deceased.  One person is in custody. 
The investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit.  Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

Residential Robbery Investigation - C16-47724

On March 8, 2016 at approximately 1:20 p.m., general patrol members of East District responded to the report of a residential robbery in the first 100 block of Stacey Bay. 

The investigation revealed that two male suspects attended to a residence.  When the 52-year-old female resident opened the door, she was threatened and assaulted.  The suspects demanded cash and threatened her son, who was not home at the time. 

The female was eventually able to call 911 at which time the suspects fled.

The investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit.  Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Drug Arrest - R16-16736

As a result of an ongoing investigation by the District 3 crime unit, two males have been charged with weapons and drug offences. 

On March 8, 2016 at 9:23 p.m., members of the Street Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop on Nairn Avenue.  Upon searching the vehicle, officers discovered a firearm, ammunition, and other weapons including a hatchet and a collapsible baton.  Eric SCHINKEL, 28-years-of age, of Steinbach, was taken into custody.  He has been charged with multiple firearm related offences.

At 10:44 p.m., at the intersection of Langevin Street and Provencher Boulevard, a traffic stop was conducted and drugs were seized.  Jeffrey GIBSON, 42-years-old, of no fixed address, was arrested and subsequently charged with possession of Marihuana and Methamphetamine.

Both accused were detained in the Provincial Remand Centre.

Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer

Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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