The WPS issued a press release today seeking the public’s assistance in locating a murder suspect in a gang related killing.
On February 15, 2013, reputed gangster William Edward Moar (24) was gunned down at Johnny G’s restaurant on Main Street. WPS Homicide Investigators subsequently charged Akech Dut Ajak (22) and a fifteen (15) year old Young Offender with First Degree Murder.
On March 15, 2013, the WPS released a photograph of Morgan Van Bone (19) indicating he was wanted for First Degree Murder in the slaying. At the time Police advised Van Bone was to be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached by members of the public.
Van Bone is described as Aboriginal, 5’9″, 230 pounds with a heavy build.
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6508, 204-986-6222 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Murder suspects often go to extraordinary lengths to avoid arrest as they know once they get collared they are not likely to see the outside world for a significant period of time.
Aboriginal murder suspects can be difficult to locate when they “lay low” in remote areas or reservations where limited Police resources exist.
Conversely, many murder suspects use defense attorneys as intermediaries who facilitate their peaceful surrender to Police. In gang-related homicides, suspects often fear being killed by gang rivals more than they fear arrest by the Police.