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Gunshot Claims Teen’s Life – 15 Year Old Charged

Winnipeg Police Public Information Officer Constable Rob Carver

Police have charged a 15-year-old teen in the weekend shooting death of a 17-year-old boy.

On November 10, 2018, at approximately 12:20 a.m., Winnipeg Police General Patrol officers responded to the report of a shooting at a residence int he 1000 block of Sherburn Street.

Upon arrival, officers located a 17-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

The teen was conveyed to hospital where he died from his injuries.

A firearm was recovered at the scene.

Police arrested a 15-year-old male at the scene and subsequently charged him with;

  • Manslaughter (Firearm)
  • Cause Death by Criminal Negligence (Firearm)
  • Discharge Firearm in a Reckless Manner
  • Possess Firearm Contrary to Probation Order
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order

The youth was detained in custody.

The 17-year-old killed in this incident is the 18th reported homicide victim of the year.


Insider Commentary;

2018 Youth Homicide

So far this year, a total of 3 young offenders have been charged with homicide-related offences.

A total of 3 young persons have been killed in violent incidents this year.

The death toll includes two 17-year-old teenaged boys and a 21-month-old child.


2017 Youth Homicide

In 2017, the WPS charged a total of nine (9) young offenders with homicide-related offences that ran the gamut from 1st-degree murder to 2nd-degree murder to manslaughter.

A total of 7 males and 2 females were charged in the killings.

The accused killers ranged in age from 14 – 17 years.

(Both female young offenders were 14 years of age.)

The death toll included only one youth, a 17-year-old teenaged boy.

In 2016, no young offenders were charged with murder.


2018 Homicide Statistics

At this time last year, the City recorded a total of 22 homicide cases.

The year ended with a total of twenty-three (23) homicides – all twenty-three cases were solved – solvency rate 100%.

This year, police have solved a total of 17 of the 18 reported homicide cases – solvency rate – 94.44%.

The year over year (2018 – 2017) homicide count is now down -18%.

Stabbings continue to dominate the manner of death in Winnipeg homicide cases;

Victims

  • Male – 14
  • Female – 3
  • Child – 1 (Male – 21 months)

Cause of Death

  • Stabbing – 9
  • Blunt Force – 5
  • Shooting – 3
  • Not Disclosed – 1
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