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Police Work Pair of Weekend Homicides

WPS Public Information Officer Constable Rob Carver – Photo JGJ

The Winnipeg Police Service’s Homicide Unit was kept busy this weekend working a pair of unrelated killings.

On Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 4:30 a.m., a WPS Patrol Unit observed a number of people gathered in front of a residence in the 500 block of Spence Street and stopped to investigate.

That initiative resulted in the discovery of a deceased female on the front porch.

The victim has been identified as Marilyn Oshawee (37) of Winnipeg.

Police have not released information regarding cause of death or motive for the killing.

Police have charged Fenisha Peebles (28) with manslaughter in connection with the incident.

Pebbles was detained in custody.

Oshawee is the 11th reported homicide victim this year.


WPS PIO Constable Rob Carver – Photo JGJ

On Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 6:15 p.m., EMS personnel responded to the report of a “male down” in the front yard of a residence in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue.

The man was transported to hospital where he was subsequently pronounced deceased.

The victim has been identified as William George Sumner (27).

Summer is the 12th reported victim of homicide this year.

Police have not released information regarding cause of death, motive or suspects.

The investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Insider Commentary

The 11th homicide of 2016 was reported on May 12th.

The 12th homicide of 2016 was reported on June 22.

The WPS has solved 11 of the 12 homicides investigated in 2017 – solvency rate = 91%.


Note: 

Oshawee’s case is the second reported homicide on Spence Street this year.

On March 12, 2017, police responded to the report of a gunshot heard in the 200 block of Spence Street.

The case morphed into a homicide investigation.

The victim was identified as Shania Chanel Chartrand (21) of Winnipeg.

A total of four (4) suspects were charged in her killing.


2017 Homicide Stats

Manner of Death

  • Shooting – 4
  • Stabbing – 4
  • Blunt Force Trauma – 1
  • Not Released – 3

Victims:

  • Male – 8
  • Female – 4

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