On September 20, 2014 just before 5:00 am, Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Hill Street regarding the report of a female in need of assistance.
On arrival, a WPS Officer spotted a suspect in the area of Caton Street and Hill Street and attempted to make an arrest during which time the Officer sustained non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was eventually secured and taken into custody.
Police subsequently located an adult female in the lower level suite of the residence who was suffering from serious upper body injuries. The woman was transported from the scene in critical condition but later died from her injuries.
The identities of the victim and suspect will not be released pending notification of next of kin.
Autopsy results are pending.
Police indicate a twenty-five (25) year old male remains in custody and will face charges.
The woman killed in this incident is the eighteenth (18) reported homicide victim in Winnipeg in 2014.
Previous dates when Winnipeg Recorded the 18th Homicide of the year;
2013 – Sept 20
2012 – July 6
2011 – July 16 (Record Year – 41 Homicides)
2010 – Sept 10
2009 – Aug 11
2008 – July 6
2007 – Sept 1
2006 – Oct 29
2005 – Aug 24
2004 – Aug 12 (Previous Record Year – 34 Homicides) (100% solvency)