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.
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 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.)
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
- Male – 12
- Female – 4