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June 27, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Homicide Arrest – C16-128501

As previously released - On June 22, 2016 at approximately 3:40 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a residence located in the 300 block of Aberdeen Avenue regarding a fire incident. 
A 50 year old male resident was removed from the home and transported to hospital in critical condition. He has since succumbed to his injuries. 
Autopsy results have confirmed that the victim identified as David SANDERSON, 50 years old was assaulted prior to the fire being set.   
As a result of an investigation by the Homicide Unit, on June 25, 2016 general patrol officers were able to arrest two suspects in relation to this incident.
 - Billy-Joe LINKLATER, 21 years, has been charged with:
             Murder – Second Degree
             Arson – Disregard for Human Life
             Fail to Comply with Probation Order
- Lorie KNOTT, 21 years, has been charged with:
             Murder – Second Degree
             Arson – Disregard for Human Life
  Both accused have been remanded into custody.

Robbery Arrest – C16-131651

Winnipeg Police have arrested an 18-year old male from Winnipeg in relation to two separate violent incidents that occurred during the early morning hours of June 26, 2016.
Devon Charlie COLOMB has been charged with:
             Robbery x 2
             Utter Threats
             Possess Weapon
             Mischief Under x 2 
At approximately 2:45 a.m. on June 26, 2016 the accused, accompanied by a second suspect (not arrested), confronted a male and female in their thirties in the area of the 100 block of River Avenue. The second suspect, armed with a knife, threatened the female victim.
Without provocation, the second male assaulted the victim and demanded she hand over her purse. The accused and the suspect fled the area. The victim was treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and released.
At approximately 5:40 a.m. Colomb confronted an 18-year-old male in the 400 block of Portage Avenue. The accused threatened the victim with a machete and demanded he turn over his transit pass. The victim complied and was able to escape without injury.
Police were contacted and at approximately 6:00 a.m. Colomb was arrested a short distance away.
Colomb and the co-accused were also linked to two earlier incidents that morning where vehicles were broken into in the 100 block of River Avenue.
This investigation is continuing by members of the West District Crime Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-2877 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Last Update: June 27, 2016

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