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Police Investigating Homicide – 3rd Killing in as Many Days

Members of the Winnipeg Police Services Homicide Unit just caught their 3rd murder case in as many days.

After reporting unrelated homicides on May 24th & 25th, the WPS just issued a news release reporting a homicide incident that occurred on May 26th.

Police report on May 26th, 2019 at 9:20 p.m., emergency services personnel were dispatched to the 300 block of Alfred Avenue regarding the report of several people fighting with one person seriously injured.

Upon arrival, a male victim was located in critical condition.

The man was rushed to hospital and has since succumbed to his injuries.

Police did no release information regarding cause of death or a possible motive for the killing.

No arrests have been reported.

The investigation is continuing by Detectives from the WPS Homicide Unit.

Police are asking anyone with information that might assist to call the Police at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.


Update:

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Police release an update identifying the victim as Dorian Glenn Sanderson (17) of Winnipeg.

Police confirmed Sanderson died as a result of a gunshot wound.

On May 26, 2019, a 15 year old youth was arrested in connection with the incident and subsequently charged with assault.

On June 4, 2019, WPS Homicide Detectives arrested a 15 year old male who was subsequently charged with 2nd degree murder in connection with this incident.

The youth was detained in custody.

Police did not release any information regarding motive, however, the involvement of a firearm and the age of the alleged offenders is indicative of gang involvement.


Insider Commentary:

The man killed in the first incident is the 19th reported homicide victim of the year in the City of Winnipeg.

Six (6) of the nineteen (19) reported homicide cases remain unsolved – solvency rate = 68%.

(As many of these investigations are very much active, expect the solvency rate to dramatically improve over the next few weeks.)


Homicide Statistics 

In 2018, the 19th homicide of the year was recorded on the 23rd day of November.

In 2011, the City of Winnipeg recorded a record 41 homicide cases.

In 2011, the 19th homicide of the year was recorded on the 16th day of July.

(On July 16, 2011 – the WPS investigated the arson related homicide of five people that included 4 men and 1 woman ranging in ages from 22 – 56. While this incident had a dramatic impact on the homicide statistics, 2011 would have been a record year for homicide regardless.)


2019 Homicide Statistics
Manner of Death
  • Shooting – 6
  • Stabbing – 7
  • Blunt Force Trauma – 2
  • Not Disclosed – 4

Gender of Victims;

  • Male – 16
  • Female – 3
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