Friday, February 17, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Friday February 17, 2017


Arrest Warrants Issued in Homicide Investigation - C17-0026739

Note legal restrictions regarding youth

As previously released -On February 6, 2017 at approximately 11:15 p.m., officers along with members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to the 500 block of Magnus Avenue regarding an injured male.

A 28 year old male identified as Canon Franklin BEARDY of Winnipeg was located suffering from multiple serious injuries and transported to hospital in critical condition. He has since succumbed to his injuries.

A 14 year old youth has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder in connection with the homicide, but members of the Homicide Unit continue to investigate and are seeking two other males.

The Winnipeg Police Homicide Unit has obtained a court order authorizing the publication of the identity of a youth wanted in connection with the homicide.

Attempts to locate 16 year old Justin HARPER have been unsuccessful.  He is charged with 2nd Degree Murder, and a warrant for his arrest has been issued. 

NOTE:  This court order ceases to have effect on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.  Media outlets are reminded not to publish images of this accused or name him after that time.


An arrest warrant for 2nd Degree Murder has also been issued for 19 year old Joshua LECLERC. 


Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these individuals is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crimestoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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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