Crime and Police

Winnipeg police charge 16-year-old shot outside 7-Eleven during attempted robbery

Winnipeg police have charged a 16-year-old boy who was shot during an armed robbery attempt at a convenience store last month.

On November 21, at 5:35 p.m. police responded to multiple 911 calls regarding a Commercial Robbery in progress at the 7-Eleven on Ellice Avenue and Arlington Street.

At the time police said the suspect exited the store with a knife and advanced towards an officer. He did not comply with the officer’s demands to drop the weapon and the officer discharged his firearm striking the suspect.

In a video on social media at least nine shots were fired, hitting the suspect in the upper body and the back. He was transported to hospital in critical condition.

An officer was also injured during the incident. He was taken to hospital and later released.

Police confirmed the suspect was a 16-year-old boy.

On December 7, police charged the teen with robbery and possession of a weapon.

He was detained in custody.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has assumed responsibility for the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.