On November 15, 2013 shortly after 9:00 p.m. EMS personnel were dispatched to The Capri Apartments at 2130 Portage Avenue regarding the report of an assault.
Upon arrival three (3) people were located suffering from various injuries. A thirty-two (32) year old female and forty-two (42) year old male were transported to hospital in stable condition.
A thirty-nine (39) year old male was transported to hospital in critical condition with upper body injuries. He later succumbed to those injuries.
The WPS Homicide Unit continued with the investigation.
Police have now identified the victim as Brandon Lee How (39) years of Winnipeg.
Police advise the investigation revealed all three persons were socializing when the two men became involved in a physical altercation which resulted in the forty-two (42) year old male suffering upper body injuries. An altercation then ensued between the female and How which ended with the female stabbing How in the upper body.
Dawn Marie Mcfayden (32) years of Winnipeg has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder.
She was detained at the Provincial Remand Centre.
How is the twenty-third (23) reported Homicide victim in Winnipeg in 2013.
Historical dates when WPS recorded Homicide #23:
2012 – Sept 29
2011 – July 19 (Record year – 41 Homicides)
2010 – 22 Homicides Recorded
2009 – Oct 11
2008 – Oct 30
2007 – Oct 23
2006 – 22 Homicides Recorded
2005 – Oct 14
2004 – Sept 30 (Previous Record Year – 34 Homicides 100% solvency)