The WPS Homicide Unit has laid charges in the final unsolved killing from the deadly Canada Day Long Weekend that saw three (3) unrelated killings added to the Cities homicide statistics.
The killing occurred on Saturday, June 29, 2013 shortly after 4:30 am, when Police responded to an address in the 400 block of Manitoba Ave regarding the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival officers located an adult male victim suffering from stab wounds. The male was transported to Hospital in critical condition and later succumbed to his injuries. The victim was identified as Michael James Flett (30) of Winnipeg.
The investigation continued by members of the Homicide Unit who cracked the case.
On Thursday, July 4, 2013, Police arrested and charged Michael Aaron Roulette (18) with Second Degree Murder and Assault with a Weapon x 2.
Roulette was detained at the Provincial Remand Center.
With the resolution of this case, the WPS Homicide Unit is currently operating with a 100% solvency rate for 2013.
The last time the WPS reported a 100% annual solvency rate was in the year 2004. (34 murders)
One hundred percent 100% solvency rates were also reported in 2000 (17 murders) and 1999 (14 murders).