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Suspect Arrested and Drugs Seized Following a Shooting Winnipeg

Winnipeg, MB - October 4, 2023 - In the early hours of October 1, the streets of Winnipeg were disrupted when an altercation outside a lounge in the 200 block of McDermot Avenue led to a shooting. General Patrol officers and the Tactical Support Team swiftly responded to the incident, where they found an injured woman who was taken to the hospital in unstable condition. Fortunately, her condition has since been upgraded to stable.

The Major Crimes Unit quickly took over the investigation and determined that the incident occurred during a dispute among a group of individuals. The victim, a brave bystander, intervened, only to be shot in the process.

Following a meticulous investigation, law enforcement officials identified a suspect in the case. A subsequent search warrant was executed at a residence in the 200 block of Stradbrook Avenue, resulting in a significant seizure of illegal substances and cash. The items recovered during the operation included:

  • 173 grams of Cocaine (estimated street value of $14,000)

  • 11 grams of MDMA (estimated street value of $70)

  • 4 grams of Psilocybin (estimated street value of $60)

  • $10,000 in Canadian currency

  • Drug packaging materials

  • Four magazines with live ammunition

The suspect in question, identified as 26-year-old Alex Joseph Matyi, has been charged with a multitude of serious offenses related to the shooting incident and the seized contraband. His charges include:

  • Aggravated Assault

  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized

  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle

  • Pointing a Firearm

  • Discharging a Restricted Firearm or a Prohibited Firearm with Intent

  • Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon, or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order x3

  • Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine

  • Possession of Scheduled Substance – Ecstasy

  • Possession of Scheduled Substance – Psilocybin

  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized

Matyi has been detained in custody pending further legal proceedings.

Authorities continue to urge anyone with additional information related to this incident to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation. The safety and well-being of the community remain a top priority for the Winnipeg Police Service.


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