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Police Seeking Murder Suspect

Kane Ashley Antonio Moar (WPS Handout)

The Winnipeg Police Homicide Unit is putting the hunt on for a suspect believed to be responsible for the City’s latest killing.

On December 17, 2018, at approximately 2:40 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a check the wellbeing call in the 600 block of McGee Street.

On arrival, officers located an unconscious adult male who had been stabbed.

The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced deceased.

On December 19, 2018, the WPS issued a press release requesting the public’s assistance in locating a suspect identified in the investigation.

Police identified the suspect as Kane Ashley Antonio Moar (21) years.

Moar is described as 6′ tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds.

Police indicate Moar may be armed with a weapon and should not be approached in any circumstances.

Police have not released the victim’s identity nor have they provided a motive for the killing.

Anyone with information regarding Moar’s whereabouts is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.


Update:

WPS Media Release

Insider Commentary;

The victim killed in the case represents the 21st reported homicide victim in the City of Winnipeg in 2018.

In 2017, the City recorded a total of 23 homicides.

2017 WPS Annual Report

The WPS Homicide Unit solved all 23 homicides last year achieving a remarkable 100% solvency rate.

(Some media outlets are erroneously reporting the City recorded 21 killings last year.)

(In their Annual Report, the WPS erroneously reports the City recorded a total of 24 homicides in 2017.)

(For some unknown reason, the WPS are including the 2016 homicide of Christine Wood in their 2017 homicide stats.)


Known to Police

It would seem the suspect in the case may be “known” to police.

WPS Media Release

2018 Homicide Statistics

This year, police have solved a total of 20 of the 21 reported homicide cases – solvency rate – 95.23 %.

Stabbings continue to dominate the manner of death in Winnipeg homicide cases;

Victims

  • Male – 15
  • Female – 5
  • Child – 1 (Male – 21 months)

Cause of Death

  • Stabbing – 11
  • Blunt Force – 6
  • Shooting – 3
  • Not Disclosed – 1
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