Selkirk RCMP are reporting that two male suspects have been arrested and charged in connection to a recent assault incident involving a weapon and vehicle.
On January 11, 2022, at approximately 3:25pm, Selkirk RCMP received a report of an assault, with the possibility of a weapon involved, at a location on Selkirk Avenue, near Mercy Street, in Selkirk, Manitoba.
When officers arrived on scene they located two male suspects who had been involved in an altercation. 26-year-old Justice Langlois was immediately taken into custody without incident. The second suspect on scene, 24-year-old Riley Adams, was believed to be in possession of a firearm. When police arrested him, he assaulted two officers who received minor injuries as a result.
Investigation determined that Adams had struck Langlois with his vehicle, then chased him down with a firearm after Langlois had smashed a window on Adams’s vehicle. A BB gun, that looked very much like a handgun, was located in the snow close to the scene and seized.
Police say that Langlois received minor physical injuries after being struck with the vehicle and was found to be in possession of a homemade weapon, namely a rag with a large bolt on the end.
RCMP report that both supsects are remanded in custody. Langlois is charged with possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose, mischief under $5000, and failing to comply. Adams is charged with assault on a police officer and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
The investigation into this incident continues and further charges may be laid.