Winnipeg police charge man, youth in fatal stabbing outside Mount Royal Hotel

Police cruiser parked at the Mount Royal Hotel after a man was found stabbed in the parking lot on August 6, 2020. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

Winnipeg police have arrested and charged two suspects in connection with the stabbing death of a man outside the Mount Royal Hotel.

On August 6, at 10:55 p.m., a police patrol unit was flagged down and advised that a man had been assaulted and was in the parking lot of the hotel. Officers found a man who was stabbed. The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police identified the deceased victim as Joshua Robert Jeromiah Hansen, 29-years-old.

Members of the Homicide Unit continued to investigate.

On August 11, a male suspect was arrested in the first 100 block of Martha Avenue.

Police say prior to the August 6, stabbing of Hansen, the suspect attended the first 100 block of Martha Avenue and stabbed a man over a minor dispute. The victim was transported to hospital where he was treated for his injuries and later released.

Craig Armand Norman Ducharme, 34-years-old, has been charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon.

On August 16, a second suspect, a male youth, was arrested in the area of Sherbrook Street and Cumberland Avenue.

Further investigation determined the youth suspect stabbed a woman just minutes before the unprovoked assault on Hansen. The woman was transported to hospital, treated for her injuries and later released.

A 17-year-old male from Winnipeg has been charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon. He also faces charges for failing to comply with a sentence and conditions of his release.

Both suspects were detained in custody.