The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) is investigating the death of a 22-year-old man after an officer-involved shooting over the weekend.
On Saturday, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Winnipeg police responded to a gun call in the 200 block of Adsum Drive. Police say a resident had been putting out his garbage when he was confronted by two armed males who demanded money in an apparent robbery. The resident was assaulted by the males but was able to flee and call 911.
Soon after, a second call was received that indicated windows were being broken at an apartment building in the 200 block of Adsum Drive.
Officers responded to the area and located both suspects near Pipeline Road and Adsum Drive. A 22-year-old man was shot after being confronted by the officers. He was transported to the Health Sciences Centre and later pronounced deceased.
A 16-year-old boy, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. He is currently in custody and has been charged with robbery and firearm-related offences.
The Winnipeg Police Service advised the IIU of the incident on April 18.
A team of IIU investigators was deployed to the scene and the investigation commenced.
The IIU is asking anyone who may have information or video footage that may assist their investigation to contact the agency toll free at 1-844-667-6060.
This is the third officer-involved shooting in less than two weeks.