On June 2, 2013 at approximately 9:10 am, members of the WPS responded to the rear of the 200 block of Dumoulin Street regarding the discovery of a deceased male who had suffered upper body injuries. The victim was identified as Kyle Devasconcelos (23) of Winnipeg.
The investigation continued by members of the WPS Homicide Unit with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Unit (CSI).
The investigation revealed the victim attended a party during the early morning hours of June 2, 2013 in the area of the 100 block of Notre Dame Ave. While at the party, the victim became involved in an argument with a male acquaintance which escalated into a physical confrontation. It was at this time the victim was seriously assaulted. The suspect and victim subsequently fled the area.
The victim eventually collapsed and succumbed to his injuries.
On June 4, 2013, at approximately 1:50 pm, Police arrested Jorden Fries (23) and charged him with 2nd Degree Murder due to his alleged involvement. Fries was detained at the Provincial Remand Center.
Winnipeg Free Press Crime Reporter Mike McIntyre reports that Devasconcelos had connections to a local criminal organization and had an extensive criminal history for drug possession and trafficking. McIntyre also reports Devasconcelos “struggled with substance abuse” and noted he was found in an intoxicated state during prior arrests.
The WPS Public Information Office confirmed that accused killer Fries “has gang associations according to our records.”
The WPS Homicide Unit has a 100% solvency rate thus far in 2013.
Historical dates when Homicide #9 was recorded:
- 2012 – March 31
- 2011 – March 24
- 2010 – July 4
- 2009 – May 23
- 2008 – March 29
- 2007 – April 19
- 2006 – June 2
- 2005 – June 6