On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a news release announcing an arrest in a recent downtown homicide.
On May 23, 2017 at 3:15 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of an injured man in the 300 block of Kennedy Street.
Upon arrival, a twenty-two (22) year old man was located outside of an apartment block suffering from an upper-body stab wound.
The man was transported to hospital in critical condition where he died from his injuries.
No suspects were identified in the First48.
On May 25, 2017, police identified the victim as Jarso Boku Ano (22) years of Winnipeg.
Ano is the tenth (10th) reported homicide victim this year.
On May 29, 2017, police arrested Dondre Grant (22) of Winnipeg and charged him with 2nd degree murder in connection with Ano’s killing.
Police did not release information regarding a motive for the killing.
Insider information indicates Grant is “known” to police and has gang associations.
Grant was detained in custody.
The WPS Homicide Unit has solved all ten (10) reported homicides this year – solvency rate = 100%.
The 9th homicide case of the year was reported on April 10, 2017 – some forty-four (44) days prior to Ano’s murder.
In 2016, the tenth (10th) homicide was recorded on April 27.
The year ended with 26 reported homicides with 3 cases remaining unsolved – solvency rate 88%.
(Note: The 2016 solvency rate jumps to 96% should police solve the murders of John Bendon (61) and Brenda Campbell (51) who died on July 7, 2017 in an arson related homicide.
Several media outlets are incorrectly calling Ano’s homicide the 11th murder of the year.
Manner of Death
- Shooting – 4
- Stabbing – 4
- Blunt Force Trauma – 1
- Not Released – 1
- Male – 7
- Female – 3