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Tactical Unit Needed to Break Up Fight

Saturday, June 2, 2023 - Two people were arrested Friday after Winnipeg Police were called about a group of men fighting, two armed with weapons.

Around 5:30 p.m. police and the Tactical Support Team (TST), responded to the fight in the area of Dubuc Street and Braemar Avenue and located three men engaged in a fight, including a 29-year-old male who had a machete.

Police said, an unconscious 20-year-old male was found who police believe was physically assaulted by a 22-year-old male. The victim was taken to hospital in stable condition, receiving medical attention for a minor upper-body injury.

A fourth suspect fled before police arrived; however, police located the 19-year-old male near Niverville Avenue and Hill Street and safely arrested him without incident. He was found with a 12-gauge shotgun concealed on his person.

Through the investigation, officers learned the suspects, who were all previously known to one another, engaged in a mutual fight after a verbal dispute escalated.

A 19-year-old male from Winnipeg is facing the following charges:

- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized

- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition

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

- Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered With

- Fail to Comply with Condition of Undertaking

A 29-year-old male from Peguis, MB., is facing the following charge:

- Possession of a Weapon

Both were released on Undertakings as mandated by the Criminal Code.


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