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Homicide Rate Doubled in River City – Suspect Charged in Family Violence Killing

WPS PIO Constable Jay Murray – Photo JGJ

The year over year homicide rate in the City of Winnipeg has officially doubled after police arrested a man in connection with a family violence killing.

On December 27, 2019 at approximately 4:20 p.m., a man attended the Winnipeg Police Service HQs and informed officers he had killed a family member.

Shortly thereafter, a caller to the WPS reported finding an injured man at a residence in the 100 block of Highwater Path in Inkster Gardens.

EMS services subsequently attended and located a deceased man who appeared to have been stabbed to death.

The victim was identified as Reynaldo Ramirez (54) of Winnipeg.

Milles Anthony Ramirez (31) of Winnipeg has been charged with 2nd degree murder.

Police say Ramirez was not “known” to police.

He was detained in custody.


Insider Commentary;

Ramirez is the 44th reported victim of homicide in the City of Winnipeg this year.

Police confirmed the victim and accused are family members but would not confirm media accounts that indicate the victim was the accused’s father.

In 2018, the WPS investigated a total of 22 homicide cases.

The City of Winnipeg has now experienced an unprecedented 100% year over year increase in homicide cases this year.

In 2011, the WPS investigated a record 41 homicide cases.

Police have solved all but eight (8) reported homicide cases this year – solvency rate stands at 82%.


2019 Homicide Statistics
Manner of Death
  • Shooting – 16
  • Stabbing –16
  • Blunt Force Trauma – 7
  • Arson – 2
  • Assault / MVA – 1
  • Not Disclosed – 2

Gender of Victims;

  • Male – 38
  • Female – 6

2019 Homicide by the Month

  • January – 3
  • February – 2
  • March – 6
  • April – 2
  • May – 6
  • June – 5
  • July – 1
  • August – 3
  • September – 1
  • October – 9
  • November – 4
  • December – 2

2011 Homicide by the Month

  • January – 3
  • February – 4
  • March – 2
  • April – 2
  • May – 5
  • June – 1
  • July – 6 – (Includes an incident where 5 people died in an arson-related incident.)
  • August – 6
  • September – 4
  • October – 2
  • November – 1
  • December – 5

One Comment

  1. “Solvency” refers to a business entities fiscal well being, not a rate at which crimes are solved.

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