On Sunday, September 29, 2013 shortly after 4:00 am, EMS personnel were dispatched to the area of St Marys Rd and Essex Ave regarding the report of a male shot.
Upon arrival, two (2) victims were located both suffering from gun shot wounds. A twenty-two (22) year old male was transported to Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The second victim a twenty-seven (27) year old male was transported in stable condition.
Police have identified the deceased victim as Justin Stewart Latinecz (22) of Winnipeg.
A source for Winnipeg Free Press Reporter Mike McIntyre indicates Latinecz was an associate of Jeffrey Michael Lau (23), an alleged drug dealer who was shot and killed on September 27, 2012 at a Salisbury House Restaurant on Pembina Highway. The Free Press source indicated that Latinecz had stepped into Lau’s shoes after he was killed.
Police indicate the investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone who has any information regarding this incident or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).
Latinecz is the twentieth reported murder victim in Winnipeg in 2013.*
The Latinecz murder is the fourth (4th) Homicide recorded in Winnipeg in the month of September.
*The WPS have not included the deaths of the Gibson children in their 2013 Homicide stats. As a result, news agencies are reporting this incident as Homicide #18.
Dates when Winnipeg previously recorded Murder #20:
- 2012 – August 26
- 2011 – July 16
- 2010 – October 23
- 2009 – September 12
- 2008 – August 3
- 2007 – September 15
- 2006 – December 21
- 2005 – September 30