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Youth Charged and Wanted for Fatal Assault and Robberies

Winnipeg Police have charged several youths in a fatal assault and robberies.
Winnipeg Police charge youths in a fatal assault.

By: Staff Writer I Winnipeg Tribune

Winnipeg, December 27, 2023 - The Homicide Unit is diligently pursuing leads in the tragic murder of 27-year-old Peter Filip, a case that sent shockwaves through the West Alexander neighborhood on November 11, 2023. Recent developments in the investigation have resulted in the apprehension of four juvenile suspects.

According to investigators, the fatal incident unfolded at around 2:00 a.m. on Arlington Street, near a vendor in the 1100 block. Filip was confronted by a group of males who subjected him to a relentless assault. The situation took a horrifying turn when one of the assailants fatally stabbed him, while another wielded a firearm to strike him. The suspects fled the scene on foot, leaving behind a lifeless victim.

In a disturbing sequence of events, the suspects continued their rampage by approaching three male youths, aged 14 to 16, near Logan Avenue and Tecumseh Street. They physically assaulted and robbed the youths, brandishing the firearm. One victim required medical treatment for an upper-body injury sustained during the ordeal.

The chaos did not stop there. The suspects later attempted to carjack an unsuspecting motorist near Salter Street and Burrows Avenue. They forced their way into the vehicle and physically assaulted the 28-year-old driver while attempting to discharge the firearm, which fortunately misfired. The victim managed to disarm one of the suspects, regain control of his vehicle, and seek assistance at the police headquarters. He suffered an upper-body injury but did not require medical attention.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, six male youths have been identified in connection with these incidents. Two 14-year-olds, a 15-year-old, and a 16-year-old have been arrested and charged with Manslaughter, as confirmed by Manitoba Justice. They are currently in custody, while two others, aged 14 and 15, remain at large.

The accused juveniles are also suspects in subsequent robberies, and further charges are expected as the investigation proceeds. Due to privacy regulations under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the names of the accused are being withheld.


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