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RCMP CAR CHASE ENDS IN WINNIPEG WITH AIR 1 HELP


Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - A serious assault involving a gun in Grand Marais ended in a Winnipeg neighbourhood after a very lengthy police chase.


Around 11:30 pm, Selkirk RCMP responded to a serious assault involving a firearm, at a business on Parkview Avenue, in Grand Marais. A group of people attended a local business, assaulted an employee and threatened him and others with a firearm.


The suspects fled the business in a vehicle at a high rate of speed, and crashed into a ditch on Parkview Avenue.


A bystander at the scene of collision approached the vehicle and was assaulted and threatened by the suspects. A second vehicle showed up, picked up the suspects and fled towards Winnipeg.


Witnesses provided a description and licence plate of the suspect vehicle and officers located the vehicle going south on Highway 59 towards Winnipeg. Officers initiated a traffic stop, however the vehicle refused to stop and continued to drive erratically and at a high rate of speed into Winnipeg. Winnipeg Police Service was advised and with the assistance of Air-1, the suspect vehicle was tracked to a location in the Maples area of the city. Seven occupants were arrested without incident.


The victim and employee of the business, a 51-year-old male from Grand Marais, is currently in hospital with serious injuries.


The second victim, the bystander at the scene of the collision, a 46-year-old male from the RM of Bifrost, suffered minor injuries and did not require medical attention.


Ethan Jones, 24, from the RM of Portage la Prairie, has been charged with:


Aggravated Assault

Pointing a Firearm x2

Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

Uttering Threats x2

Carrying a Weapon- in Public

Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Flight from Police Officer

Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle

Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Prohibited

Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Impaired

He was remanded into custody.


A 22-year-old male from Winnipeg is facing charges of Aggravated Assault and Assault Causing Bodily Harm.


A 24-year-old male from Winnipeg is facing a charge of Aggravated Assault.


Both were released on conditions and are scheduled to appear in court in Selkirk on September 16, 2022.


A 20-year-old female from the RM of Hanover is facing charges under the Highway Traffic Act of Drive Carelessly and Permitting an Unauthorized Person to Drive.


Selkirk RCMP continue to investigate.

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