The Winnipeg Police Service Cadets are receiving credit for their part in bringing an alleged killer one step closer to justice.
On December 17, 2018, at approximately 2:40 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a check the wellbeing call in the 600 block of McGee Street.
On arrival, officers located an unconscious adult male who had been stabbed.
The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced deceased.
The victim was subsequently identified as Ricardo Junior Hibi (34) of Winnipeg.
On December 19, 2018, the WPS issued a press release requesting the public’s assistance in locating a suspect identified in the investigation.
Police identified the suspect as Kane Ashley Antonio Moar (21) years and advised a Canada wide arrest warrant for 2nd-degree murder had been issued for his arrest.
Moar was also wanted on a second Canada wide arrest warrant for being unlawfully at large and for suspension of his statutory release.
On December 27, 2018, police issued a second press release seeking information regarding Moar’s whereabouts.
On January 5, 2019, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a WPS Cadet Unit located Moar in the area of Ellice Avenue and Maryland Street and arrested him under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.
At the time of arrest, Moar attempted to identify himself as another person but was properly identified a short time later.
Upon arrival to Police HQ, Moar kicked an officer as he was removed from a police vehicle.
Moar has been charged with;
- 2nd-degree murder
- Assault police officer
- Identity fraud
- Unlawfully at Large
He was subsequently detained in custody.
Ricardo Hibi was the 21st reported homicide victim in the City of Winnipeg in 2018.
Hibi was known for his passion to help and mentor at-risk youth.
A gofundme page has been initiated seeking funds to open a resource center he was working on in the North End.
The original goal was set at $5,000.
The fund drive has received over $20,000 in donations to date.