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Homicide Unit Working Pair of Homicides

Christine Lynnette Barker (FB)

Its been a busy couple of days for the WPS Homicide Unit.

On May 28, 2018, at approximately 12:10 p.m., emergency services responded to the report of an injured woman at a residence in the 100 block of Beaumont Bay.

Upon arrival, a woman in her 30’s was located and rushed to hospital in critical condition.

She subsequently died from her injuries.

Police subsequently identified the victim as Christine Lynnette Barker (36) of Winnipeg.

Barker is the seventh (7th) reported homicide victim of the year.

Police indicate the investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit.

Police are asking anyone with additional information that might assist investigators to call the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.


On May 29, 2018, at approximately 12:40 a.m., emergency services were dispatched to the report of shots fired in the vicinity of Bar Italia at 737 Corydon Avenue.

Noel Talingdan (Instagram)

Upon arrival, Tactical Team officers located a 37-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, both suffering from gunshot wounds.

The female victim was transported to hospital in stable condition.

The male victim was transported to hospital in critical condition.

On May 30, 2018, the man died from his injuries.

Media reports identified the man as Noel Ramirez (37) of Winnipeg.

The WPS subsequently identified him as Noel Talingdan (37) of Winnipeg.

Talingdan is reported to be a father and a chef.

He is the eight (8th) reported homicide victim of the year.

This investigation is also continuing by members of the Homicide Unit.

Anyone with additional information that may assist investigators is asked to call the Homicide Unit 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.


Update:

WPS News Release

Hailey Barker (left) with her mother Christine Lynnette Barker (FB)

Update  II

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Winnipeg Police Service issued a press release indicating the suspect, Hailey Summer Barker (18), was arrested on June 4, 2018.

Barker was detained in custody.


Insider Commentary;

Police have released little information regarding either of these homicide cases.

Police have not released the motive or cause of death in connection with the death of Christine Barker.

Sources indicate she was killed by her daughter who was identified in the news update.

Stabbing aftermath near Bar Italia – January 7, 2018 (Photo JGJ)

The Corydon Street neighborhood where Bar Italia can be found has been the scene of at least one other violent incident in the recent past.

On January 7, 2018, at approximately 1:05 a.m., WPS Officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the immediate vicinity of Bar Italia. Upon arrival police located two men who had both been stabbed. The men were transported to the hospital in critical condition but subsequently recovered from their injuries.

It is not known if any arrests were made in the case.

Historical Homicide @ Bar Italia

On July 28, 2010, a Bar Italia bouncer identified as Nicholas Garret Somers was charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of bar patron Gary Rent.

A jury subsequently found Somers not guilty after trial.


2018 Homicide Statistics

Victims

  • Male – 5
  • Female – 3

Cause of Death

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

Factoids:

In 2017, the 7th homicide was recorded on March 12.

In 2017, the 8th homicide was recorded on March 14.

In 2017, the City recorded 10 homicides by May 30th.

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