Crime and Police

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

Winnipeg police shot a 16-year-old boy during an armed robbery attempt at a convenience store in the city’s West End.

On Thursday, 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.

The first officer on the scene located an armed suspect within the front entrance of the store. The suspect exited the store with a knife and advanced towards the officer. The suspect 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 are fired, hitting the suspect in the upper body and the back.

Police have confirmed that the suspect was a 16-year-old boy. He was transported to hospital in critical condition.

The teen remains in critical but stable condition as of Friday morning.

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

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