On Saturday, August 31, 2013 at approximately 1:00 am, members of the WPS were dispatched to the 100 block of Nevens Bay regarding a disturbance.
On arrival, officers located an eighteen (18) year old male suffering from upper body injuries sustained during an assault. The victim was transported to Hospital in critical condition and subsequently succumbed to his injuries.
WPS Homicide Investigators continued the investigation and charged a seventeen (17) year old offender with Manslaughter due to his alleged involvement. The suspect was detained at the Manitoba Youth Center.
CTV news reports the victim is identified as Christian O’Neail (18) years of Winnipeg.
The WPS has yet to classify the deaths of the Gibson children as Homicides, indicating the investigation is still ongoing. (Murders #14 & #15)
The death of Christian O’Neail is expected to be classified as the sixteenth (16th) Homicide reported in Winnipeg in 2013.
The WPS Homicide Unit has solved all sixteen (16) cases.
Four (4) Young Offenders have been charged in Homicide cases this year.
Historical dates when the WPS recorded Homicide #16:
- 2012 – June 17
- 2011 – May 21
- 2010 – August 27
- 2009 – July 22
- 2008 – May 25
- 2007 – July 28
- 2006 – October 17
- 2005 – August 19