On June 2, 2015 at approximately 12:30 pm, EMS personnel responded to the grounds of Kelvin High School at 155 Kingsway Ave regarding a stabbing.
On arrival, Police learned a minor altercation occurred between a sixteen (16-year-old male student and a seventeen (17-year-old male former student. Police indicate the 16 year old male disengaged at which time a third male intervened and stabbed the 17 year old victim causing critical injuries.
The victim was identified as Brett Bourne (17) of Winnipeg.
Bourne was later pronounced deceased at hospital.
As a result of the incident area schools were placed into lockdown.
Uniformed Police Officers and members of the Tactical Support Team secured the area.
The WPS Homicide Unit conducted the investigation and subsequently identified a suspect and took him into custody.
Charges of 2nd degree murder are now pending against a seventeen (17) year old male youth who cannot be identified in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).
Media reports indicate the conflict between the teens involved in this incident centered on a dispute regarding the affections of a young woman.Bourne is the 12th reported murder victim in Winnipeg this year.
Four (4) of the twelve (12) homicides this year have been attributed to stabbings.
Two (2) of the twelve (12) homicides remain unsolved.
In 2014, Winnipeg recorded ten (10) homicides by May 18.
The cause of death in seven (7) of the ten (10) killings was attributed to stabbings.
Social media has become relevant to homicide investigators in most murder investigations.
People on both the victim and suspect side of the equation have been known to use social media for witness intimidation or to post death threats.
Police have to take these matters seriously.
Police often investigate social media to determine any number of relevant factors that might include involvement in crime, street gangs or illicit drug use or trafficking.
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Previous dates when Winnipeg recorded the eleventh (12th) homicide of the year;
2014 – July 1
2013 – June 30
2012 – April 12
2011 – May 10 (Record Year – 41 Homicides)
2010 – July 31
2009 – June 13
2008 – April 20
2007 – June 16
2006 – Aug 9
2005 – June 26
2004 – June 11 (Previous Record Year – 34 Homicides) (100% solvency)