The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) is investigating the death of a male following an officer-involved shooting in Winnipeg.
On June 17, 2022, the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) advised the IIU of an incident that occurred at 4:14 p.m. According to the notification, an officer had just completed a traffic stop at the intersection of Salter Street and Mountain Avenue. The officer was in his vehicle when a male armed with a knife approached the driver side door of the police vehicle in an aggressive manner. A confrontation occurred, resulting in the male suspect being shot. The suspect was transported to Health Sciences Centre where he was pronounced deceased.
A team of IIU investigators was deployed to the scene and the investigation commenced. Since this matter involves a fatality, a request for a civilian monitor has been made to the Manitoba Police Commission.
Witnesses or other individuals who have information or video footage that may assist this investigation are asked to contact the IIU toll free at 1-844-667-6060.