Police have charged a 15-year-old teen in the weekend shooting death of a 17-year-old boy.
On November 10, 2018, at approximately 12:20 a.m., Winnipeg Police General Patrol officers responded to the report of a shooting at a residence int he 1000 block of Sherburn Street.
Upon arrival, officers located a 17-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.
The teen was conveyed to hospital where he died from his injuries.
A firearm was recovered at the scene.
Police arrested a 15-year-old male at the scene and subsequently charged him with;
- Manslaughter (Firearm)
- Cause Death by Criminal Negligence (Firearm)
- Discharge Firearm in a Reckless Manner
- Possess Firearm Contrary to Probation Order
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order
The youth was detained in custody.
The 17-year-old killed in this incident is the 18th reported homicide victim of the year.
2018 Youth Homicide
So far this year, a total of 3 young offenders have been charged with homicide-related offences.
A total of 3 young persons have been killed in violent incidents this year.
The death toll includes two 17-year-old teenaged boys and a 21-month-old child.
2017 Youth Homicide
In 2017, the WPS charged a total of nine (9) young offenders with homicide-related offences that ran the gamut from 1st-degree murder to 2nd-degree murder to manslaughter.
A total of 7 males and 2 females were charged in the killings.
The accused killers ranged in age from 14 – 17 years.
(Both female young offenders were 14 years of age.)
The death toll included only one youth, a 17-year-old teenaged boy.
In 2016, no young offenders were charged with murder.
2018 Homicide Statistics
At this time last year, the City recorded a total of 22 homicide cases.
The year ended with a total of twenty-three (23) homicides – all twenty-three cases were solved – solvency rate 100%.
This year, police have solved a total of 17 of the 18 reported homicide cases – solvency rate – 94.44%.
The year over year (2018 – 2017) homicide count is now down -18%.
Stabbings continue to dominate the manner of death in Winnipeg homicide cases;
- Male – 14
- Female – 3
- Child – 1 (Male – 21 months)
Cause of Death
- Stabbing – 9
- Blunt Force – 5
- Shooting – 3
- Not Disclosed – 1