Downtown Stabbing Claims Life – Police Investigating

WPS Shoulder Flash

On May 23, 2017 at 3:15 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of an injured man in the 300 block of Kennedy Street.

Upon arrival, a twenty-two (22) year old man was located outside of an apartment block suffering from an upper-body stab wound.

The man was transported to hospital in critical condition where he died from his injuries.

Police have not identified the victim.

No suspects are in custody at this time.

The WPS Homicide Unit is investigating.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators or who may have been in the area at the time of the incident are asked to call the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

Jarso Boku Ano (FB)


May 25, 2017

Police have identified the victim as Jarso Boku Ano (22) years of Winnipeg.

The investigation continues.

Insider Commentary

The man killed in this incident is the tenth (10th) reported homicide victim this year.

(Some media outlets are incorrectly reporting this case as the 11th homicide of the year.)

All previously reported homicide cases this year have been solved.

The 9th homicide case of the year was reported on April 10, 2017 – some forty-four (44) days ago.

In 2016, the tenth (10th) homicide was recorded on April 27.

The year ended with 26 reported homicides with 3 cases remaining unsolved – solvency rate 88%.

(Note: The 2016 solvency rate jumps to 96% should police solve the murders of John Bendon (61) and Brenda Campbell (51) who died on July 7, 2017 in an arson related homicide.

2017 Homicides

Manner of Death

  • Shooting – 4
  • Stabbing – 4
  • Blunt Force Trauma – 1
  • Not Released – 1


  • Male – 7
  • Female – 3

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