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Thursday, November 19, 2015
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Homicide Investigation Charge Upgraded to 1st Degree Murder - C15-122356 As previously released -On June 12, 2015 at approximately 5:35 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the banks of the Red River in the area of Lombard Avenue and Waterfront Drive regarding a body located.
It was determined that an off-duty Winnipeg Police Service member located the deceased near the water's edge.
The deceased male has been identified as 49-year-old, Jason Stinson of Beausejour, Manitoba.It has been determined that STINSON was shot while in the area of the banks of the Red River near Lombard Avenue and Waterfront Drive (Steven Juba Park) during daytime hours on Friday June 12th.
The investigation continued by members of the Homicide Unit who were able to identify a suspect and on the afternoon of June 25th investigators located and arrested Steven Anthony MORRISSEAU, 29 years of Winnipeg for his alleged involvement.
Initially, MORRISSEAUwas charged with 2nd Degree Murder. After further investigation, a charge of 1st Degree Murder has been authorized. On November 18, 2015, MORRISSEAU was arrested on the strength of a warrant and subsequently returned to custody.
Assault Investigation Public Assistance Requested C15-220118 On October 18, 2015 at approximately 5:00 p.m., a 57-year-old male was operating a Toyota Camry in the area of Daly Street North and Mulvey Avenue.
The driver was travelling southbound when he completed a U-turn at Mulvey Avenue. While doing so, no other vehicles were observed and he proceeded northbound towards Corydon Avenue.
It was at this time a group of nearly 10 males operating sport bike motorcycles surrounded his vehicle. One of the suspects began kicking at his door while another attempted to gain entry. The door of the vehicle was eventually opened and the victim was physically assaulted to the upper body causing serious injury.
Information suggests that the motorcycles may have been speeding causing them to quickly catch up and nearly hit the Camry after the U-turn was completed. This may have caused a near motor vehicle collision and appears to have been the cause of the altercation.
No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is continuing by members of the West District Crime Unit.
Anyone who may have observed the incident or has additional information regarding the suspects involved is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-2877 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs