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Gimli shooting suspect wanted by Manitoba RCMP


Gimli shooting suspect, Joseph Henderson, wanted by Manitoba RCMP
Gimli shooting suspect wanted

By: Staff Writer I Winnipeg Tribune


Winnipeg, March 2, 2024 - The Town of Gimli, Manitoba, was rattled by a violent altercation on February 29. The incident, which unfolded at a residence on Lake Avenue, involved a a shooting directed towards two individuals during a dispute.


According to the RCMP, the altercation took place around 1:00 pm, with reports indicating that a 28-year-old male suspect, identified as Joseph Henderson of Fort Alexander, allegedly discharged a firearm towards two individuals following a heated dispute. The victims, a 55-year-old female from Fisher River Cree Nation and a 27-year-old male from Kinonjeoshtegon (Jackhead) First Nation, managed to flee the scene and promptly alerted law enforcement.


Upon responding to the incident, officers discovered an unsettling scene at the residence, leading to the arrest of a 32-year-old female from Kinonjeoshtegon (Jackhead) First Nation. The woman was taken into custody after an unsecured firearm was found within the premises, although it was not believed to be the weapon used by the suspect. Despite being apprehended, the 32-year-old female declined to provide any information to the authorities.


Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the altercation. However, the suspect, Joseph Henderson, remains at large, prompting the RCMP to issue a warrant for his arrest on charges including Assault with a Weapon, Uttering Threats, and numerous firearms-related offenses. Henderson, described as armed and dangerous, is believed to be evading authorities within the City of Winnipeg, heightening concerns among residents and law enforcement alike.


In light of the ongoing manhunt, the RCMP is urging members of the public to exercise caution and refrain from approaching Henderson if spotted. Instead, individuals are encouraged to immediately contact the Gimli RCMP at 204-642-5106 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted securely online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

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