Winnipeg police charge man for attempted murder after convenience store robbery

Winnipeg police have charged a man for attempted murder in connection to a shooting at a convenience store on Tuesday.

Police say around 11:30 a.m. on July 25, officers responded to a report that a man had been shot at a convenience store on Logan Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found a 21-year-old man suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was taken to hospital in critical condition and has since been upgraded to stable.

Through the initial stages of the investigation, police determined the suspect entered the convenience store before grabbing a drink and leaving without paying.

The victim, who was working then, noticed the theft, followed the suspect, and confronted him.

From video surveillance, police say the suspect pulled out a sawed-off shotgun, shot the victim, and fled on foot.

Around 6 p.m., WPS found the suspect, a 22-year-old man, at a home in the 800 block of Main Street. He was then taken into custody and is facing the following charges:

  • Attempt to commit murder;
  • Armed robbery using a firearm;
  • Possession of firearm, restricted/prohibited weapon or ammunition contrary to prohibition order;
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition;
  • Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized;
  • Carrying concealed weapon prohibited device or ammunition.

The charges have not been proven in court.

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