There can longer be any doubt.
The all time record homicide rate will be set in Winnipeg this year.
The current record of 41 killings was established in 2011, a number that substantially eclipsed the previous record of 34 killings set in 2004.
On November 4, 2019 at 11:45 p.m., WPS West District Patrol Units responded to the report of a man shot at a residence located in the 100 block of Tim Sale Drive.
“I would like to point out that not only are we at 40 homicides, but were now at 11 homicides in the last 30 days, this is unprecedented for us as a Police Service, as a City, we are pulling in all sorts of resources in all sorts of areas.”
Police indicated no further information is available at this early stage of the investigation.
The investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit.
At a press conference, Public Information Officer Constable Rob Carver put context on the considerable strain the recent spat of killings has had on the Police Service;
“I would like to point out that not only are we at 40 homicides, but were now at 11 homicides in the last 30 days, this is unprecedented for us as a Police Service, as a City, we are pulling in all sorts of resources in all sorts of areas,” Carver said.
When questioned regarding commonality Carver provided unfettered clarity;
“We haven’t seen an underlying theme in these homicides, there are elements of domestic homicides, random acts of violence that are related to nothing that we can see, robberies gone bad, methamphetamine, underlying elements of drug culture as well as gangs, all of those are playing a part throughout all of these investigations and we have not seen a consistent theme amongst them as we move forward.”
The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.
The man killed in this incident is the 40th reported homicide victim of the year in Winnipeg.
Of the 40 reported homicide cases investigated, police have solved all but 9 killings – the solvency rate currently stands at 77.5%.
(Expect the solvency rate to significantly rise as a great many of these killings are still considered to be in the early stages of investigation.)
In 2018, the City of Winnipeg recorded a total of twenty-two (22) homicide cases.
All but one of the cases from 2018 has been solved – solvency rate = 95%.
(The year over year increase to date 2018 – 2019 is a staggering 82%.)
(The year over year increase in firearm related homicide is 400%.)
In 2011, the City of Winnipeg recorded a record 41 homicide cases.
In 2011, the 39th homicide of the year was recorded on December 31st, while an additional two (2) homicide cases were discovered after the year ended.
(Winnipeg serial killer Sean Lamb was the alleged perpetrator of those specific crimes.)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
The WPS issues a news release identifying the victim as:
- Rig Debak Moulebou (20) of Winnipeg
The Winnipeg Free Press reports Moulebou did not live at the building where he was killed. Reports indicate the Unit was being used as an AirBnB rental.
Reports also indicate Moulebou was arrested last June and charged with possession of a sawed-off shotgun and ammunition along with an unidentified man and woman.
He was to appear in court later this month.
Police do not believe his murder was a random attack.
Other media reports indicate he was a former team captain of the Daniel McIntyre Collegiate football team.
The investigation is continuing…
2019 Homicide Statistics
Manner of Death
- Shooting – 15
- Stabbing –12
- Blunt Force Trauma – 2
- Not Disclosed – 11
Gender of Victims;
- Male – 34
- 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 – 8
- November – 3
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