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Police ID Latest Murder Victim

Winnipeg Crime Scene (Photo JGJ)

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a media release providing the identity of a man killed in a recent Point Douglas stabbing.

On July 27, 2017 at 7:45 p.m., police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Euclid Avenue regarding the report of an injured man.

On arrival, officers located a 29-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman who had been stabbed.

Euclid Ave Crime Scene (Google Maps)

The victims were rushed to hospital in critical condition.

Police advised the woman survived the attack, however, the man succumbed to his injuries.

The victim has been identified as Rohn Conan Abraham (29) of Winnipeg.

Abraham is the 16th reported homicide victim of 2017.

He is the third Winnipeg resident murdered in the month of July.

The WPS has solved all but the last two reported homicides – solvency rate = 87.5%.

At this time last year the City recorded 17 homicides.


Victim Known to Police

Rohn Conan Abraham (Police Handout)

Rohn Abraham was “known” to police.

In May of 2011 he was featured in a Crime Stoppers Most Wanted release after he was sentenced to 30 months for a conviction for trafficking in narcotics and possession of stolen property.

He was released on February 25, 2011 on a statutory release and failed to abide by his condition to abstain from alcohol.

As a result, his statutory release was cancelled on April 27, 2011 and a Canada Wide Warrant was issued for his arrest.

In 2008, Abraham was featured in a WPS media release highlighting his arrest involving a stolen vehicle and high-speed pursuit. Abraham was charged with possess stolen property, obstruction and resist arrest, possess a controlled drug and fail to comply with conditions of an undertaking.

(Participation in a criminal lifestyle has been identified as a risk factor in homicide cases.)


Update:

Friday, November 24, 2017

Police issue media release indicating they have obtained an arrest warrant for 2nd degree murder for a suspect in this killing.

The suspect was identified as Edmond Chartrand (29) of Winnipeg.


Update #2:

Friday, November 30, 2017

Police issue media release indicating the suspect, Edmond Chartrand (29) was arrested on November 24, 2017.

Chartrand was detained in custody.

(Police subsequently advised Chartrand was arrested by members of the Edmonton Police Service in Edmonton, Alberta.)


Indigenous Over-representation

     RCMP National Review Report 

The issue of Indigenous over-representation as both victims and perpetrators in homicide continues to be widely ignored by political  leaders and main stream media.

The violence continues to rage as the National Inquiry into Missing & Murdered Indigenous Woman & Girls continues to implode.

A total of 10 of 16 (62.5%) homicide victims reported this year are believed to be of Indigenous ancestry.

(The last five victims of homicide in Winnipeg were all Indigenous men.)

A total of 21 of 27 (77%) perpetrators charged this year are believed to be of Indigenous origin.

(According to Statistics Canada Indigenous people represent approximately 11% of the urban population in the City of Winnipeg.)


2017 Homicide Stats

Manner of Death

  •  Shooting – 6
  • Stabbing – 6
  • Blunt Force Trauma – 2
  • Not Released – 2

Victims:

  • Male – 12
  • Female – 4

2 Comments

  1. Michael..

    I think you might be on to something…

    The first step towards change always comes with honest acknowledgement.

    It seems the media could play an important role getting us there if they took a more courageous approach.

    Thank you for commenting…

  2. Michael Melanson

    I think we can guess why the media doesn’t mention the aboriginal over-representation; they’re afraid of being called racists by the local activists for promoting negative stereotypes. For the little mention the over-representation gets, it is invariably associated with the consequences of colonialism, residential schools and systemic racism. Media silence allows special interest activists to push theses stale root causes narratives.

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