Police Seeking Suspect in North End KIlling

WPS Tactical Team Shoulder Flash (WPS Annual Report)

On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a press release requesting the public’s assistance in locating a further suspect in a recent North End homicide.

Leon Edward Patchinose (WPS Handout)

Police released a mug shot of a suspect identified as Leon Edward Patchinose (29) indicating he is wanted for manslaughter in connection with the death of William George Sumner.

Sumer was killed on June 18, 2017 in what police described as a drug and gang related slaying.

Police have made several previous arrests in connection with the killing.

Sumner is the 12th reported victim of homicide in Winnipeg this year.

The WPS Homicide Unit has solved all 12 homicides achieving a 100% solvency rate.

Patchinose is described as an Indigenous male, 6’4″ tall and weighs 150 pounds.

Police say he is not to be approached.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact homicide investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.


July 6, 2017

Police issued a press release indicating Patchinose had been taken into custody without incident.

He was detained in custody.

(If you were thinking that is a nice smile for a mugshot I would have to agree with you.)

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