Police Solve First Homicide of Year

WPS PIO Constable Rob Carver (Photo JGJ)

The Winnipeg Police Homicide Unit have laid charges in the first homicide of 2019.

On January 1, 2019, at 6:05 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a residence in the 400 block of Nairn Avenue regarding the report of a man who had been shot.

On arrival, the injured man was located outside of the residence.

The man was rushed to hospital in critical condition but was pronounced deceased sometime later.

The victim was identified as Adam Travis Martin (31) of Winnipeg.

The WPS Homicide Unit continued the investigation.

On Saturday, January 5, 2019, the WPS issued a press release announcing the arrest of a suspect.

Police believe the victim had been socializing at the residence on Nairn Avenue when two men attended. Information received indicates a verbal argument ensued which escalated to a physical altercation during which time the victim was shot.

On January 3, 2019, at 5:10 a.m., a suspect was located in the 400 block of Nairn Avenue and was taken into custody.

The man was identified as Samuel Zanen Moneyas (18) of Winnipeg.

Moneyas has been charged with;

  • 2nd-degree murder
  • Fail to Comply with Condition of Recognizance x 2

On January 4, 2019, at approximately 5:20 p.m., a second suspect was arrested in the 500 block of Kent Road.

The suspect was identified as Storm Alexander Moar (22) of Winnipeg.

Moar has been charged with;

  • 2nd-degree murder
  • Possession of a Weapon
  • Possession of Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order.

Both suspects were detained in custody.

Insider Commentary:

The City of Winnipeg has recorded one (1) homicide thus far in 2019.

Solvency rate stands at 100%.

The most recent year in which the City of Winnipeg recorded a homicide on January 1st was 2006.

The year ended with a total of 23 killings.

In 2018, the 1st homicide of the year was recorded on January 9th.

In 2017, the 1st homicide of the year was recorded on January 3rd.


The Police Insider – “Police Investigating 1st Homicide of the Year”

2018 Homicide Statistics

In 2018, police solved a total of 20 of the 22 reported homicide cases.

The solvency rate for 2018 currently stands at 90.9%.

Stabbings continued to dominate the manner of death in Winnipeg homicide cases;


  • Male – 16
  • Female – 5
  • Child – 1 (Male – 21 months)

Cause of Death

  • Stabbing – 12
  • Blunt Force – 6
  • Shooting – 3
  • Not Disclosed – 1

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  1. Larry Levasseur

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