Thursday, December 8, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Public Advisory - Males Wanted - C16-249563

Shooting Investigations

As previously released - On November 28, 2016, the Winnipeg Police Service and RCMP responded to two separate shooting incidents involving three victims.

The first incident occurred in the 400 block of Pritchard Avenue involving a male who was shot and critically injured. The 39 year old male victim has been identified as Benjamin Franklin TRAVERSE. He has since succumbed to his injuries.

Prior to fleeing, the suspects robbed two additional victims and then forced them into a vehicle and drove them to the area of Raleigh Street between Glenway Avenue and Foxgrove Avenue in East St. Paul, Manitoba. It was at this location where the two were shot before the suspects fled the area in the same vehicle.

Due to the investigative efforts by members of the Winnipeg Police Service and RCMP, it was determined that these shooting incidents are related.

The following males are currently wanted by police in relation to their alleged involvement:


Michael Tylor FLESS, 30 years, Caucasian, 5'4" tall, 138 lbs. and medium build -Wanted - Second Degree Murder, Attempt Murder x 2, Kidnapping, Robbery and Firearm related offences.


James Andrew JEWELS, 26 years, Aboriginal, 5'10" tall, 166 lbs. medium build - Wanted - Attempt to Commit Murder x 2, Kidnapping, Robbery and Firearm related offences.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

These males are NOT to be approached as they may be armed and are considered dangerous. If located called your local police immediately.  

For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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