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Police Investigating Springfield Road Homicide

WPS Public Information Officer Constable Jason Michalyshyn (Photo JGJ)
WPS Public Information Officer Constable Jason Michalyshyn (Photo JGJ)

On October 6, 2016 at approximately 3:10 am, members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 300 block of Springfield Road regarding a serious assault.

On arrival, police located a twenty-three (23) year old male victim suffering from critical injuries consistent with being stabbed.

Members of the WFPS transported the victim to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit.

Police indicate a suspect is in custody and interviews are ongoing.

The victim will be identified pending next of kin notifications.

Cause of death yet to be determined.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Insider Commentary;

The victim killed in this incident is the 20th reported homicide in the City of Winnipeg this year.

Last year, the 20th homicide was recorded on October 30th.

Police have solved all but three homicides in Winnipeg this year.

Solvency rate = 85%

The most recent killing in Winnipeg was reported on August 16, 2016, some 51 days ago.

Fifty-one day respites are rare but extremely beneficial to Homicide Unit Investigators who busy themselves by working unsolved cases and tying up loose ends.

Causes of Death – 2016

  • Blunt Force Trauma – 10
  • Stabbing – 5
  • Shooting – 3
  • Arson – 2

Gender of Victims

  • Male – 16
  • Female – 4

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