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Good Samaritans Come to Aid of 19-Year Old

Saturday, May 27, 2023 - Winnipeg Police are thanking the Good Samaritans who selflessly helped a man violently assaulted.

Police said they received multiple reports of a man being assaulted on Thursday May 24, around 5:00 p.m. When officers arrived they located a seriously injured 19-year-old male who was receiving medical care from concerned citizens. The victim was taken to hospital in critical condition officers arrested a suspect at the scene without incident.

The Major Crimes Unit assumed the investigation and learned the suspect and the victim were walking eastbound on Ellice Avenue from Ferry Road and became involved in a heated discussion. Unprovoked, the suspect began physically assaulting the victim as they continued to walk. During the assault, the victim was rendered unconscious and robbed of personal property. Investigators learned a concerned citizen intervened and interrupted the assault. Several Good Samaritans assisted the victim and prevented the suspect from escaping before the police arrived.

The suspect and victim were previously known to one another.

A 21-year-old male has been charged with the following offences:

- Aggravated Assault

- Robbery

He was detained in custody.

The Winnipeg Police Service would like to thank the Good Samaritans who selflessly assisted the victim. Their actions prevented a continued assault and assisted officers in safely arresting the suspect.


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