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October 11, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Aggravated Assault - Investigation: C17-229403

On October 10, 2017 at approximately 9:20 PM emergency services personnel responded to the report of an injured female in the 700 block of Manitoba Ave. A 52-year-old female was located suffering from several stab wounds to the upper body.  She was transported to hospital in unstable condition.

General Patrol members attended and learned that the victim returned home when she was approached by 3-5 unknown females and an altercation ensued. 

The victim remains in hospital at this time.

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

Aggravated Assault - Investigation: C17-229417

On October 10, 2017 at approximately 10:40 pm emergency services personnel responded to the area of Jarvis St. and Parr Ave. for report of an assault.

A 42-year-old female was located suffering from a single stab wound and multiple lacerations and bruises. She was transported to hospital in unstable condition.

General Patrol members, who were in attendance at the hospital on an unrelated manner, became aware of the incident and entered into an investigation.

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

Serious Motor Vehicle Collision: C17-228748

On October 10, 2017 at approximately 9:20 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the area of Portage Ave. and Sherbrook St.  An adult female was taken to hospital in unstable condition where she was stabilized.
      
Upon further assessment by medical staff, it was determined that the female's injuries were more serious than originally believed. As a result, members of the Winnipeg Police Central Traffic Collision Investigation Unit returned to the scene for examination.

The injured female remains in hospital, in stable condition.

The driver of the motor vehicle, identified as an off duty officer, remained at scene. He advised that was travelling east-bound on Portage Avenue when he struck a pedestrian.

TheIndependent Investigation Unit of Manitoba was notified and continues to investigate.  

Update: Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision - Arrest: C17-229308

As previously released:
On October 10, 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m. emergency services responded to the area of Main Street and Sutherland Avenue regarding a serious motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. An adult male was transported to hospital in critical condition and later succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation has led to the arrest of an off duty Winnipeg Police officer.

The Independent Investigations Unit was notified immediately and took control of the investigation. Members of the Central Traffic Collision Investigation Unit are assisting the investigation under the direction of the Independent Investigation Unit.

The investigation has revealed that at approximately 8:00 p.m. an adult male was crossing Main St from West to East in the area of Main St. and Sutherland Ave. when he was struck by a motor vehicle.

On October 10, 2017 Constable Justin Holz, 34-years-old of Winnipeg was arrested and charged with Drive While Ability Impaired Causing Death and Failure to Stop at the Scene of Accident Involving Death. He has been released on a Promise to Appear in court.

The investigation is continuing under the direction of the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba.

    • Last Update: October 11, 2017

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