Family of Winnipeg man killed seeking supports

The family of a Winnipeg man fatally shot in an apartment block, is seeking justice and speaking out in hopes of getting some supports to get them through this difficult time.

On August 26, police were called to the 500 block of Furby Street, after reports of a shooting. Police say the three suspects, who were unknown to Roulette, forced their way into his room, and shot him after Roulette confronted them. He was taken to hospital but later died of his injuries. Three people are now facing second degree murder charges.

“Why did this happen? How do we deal with this? This is a tragedy for my family,” said Vanessa Roulette, sister of Cory Roulette. “It hurt. I couldn’t believe it. I still don’t believe it.”

Cory Roulette’s family. (Photo Credit: Joanne Roberts, CityNews)

The 38-year-old was the youngest of five siblings – having three sisters and a brother. Roulette’s sister Vanessa says she’s completely heartbroken.

“Cory was our brother; he was a father; he was a friend; he was an uncle; and he was cousin.”

Roulette says she shared many great memories with her brother – something she will miss dearly.

“Cory loved his country classic music. He was a wise soul. Always laughing, always joking around. Always worried about his family. He was the joker of our family. He knew how to joke around,” said Vanessa.

A funeral service for Cory was held on Thursday and several family and friends posted their condolences on social media. Roulette says the grieving process has been extremely hard on their family but feels there are no support services to help them deal with this tragedy. She’s urging someone to help them out.

“How do we deal with this? Where do we go? I have tried to reach out to a few places for me and my siblings so we can get proper help, because I can’t do this on my own and they can’t do this on their own.”

Officers reached out to the family and said they do not know why this incident happened, and do not have answers for the family at this time. Roulette says as hard as it is, she wants to remember her brother for all the good he did.

“I don’t want to remember my brother of how my brother died. We want to make his memory stay alive in a positive way. I don’t want to remember him, being a victim of a homicide. We want to remember him about how he was when he was here.”

Police don’t believe there will be any additional arrests. All three suspects remain in custody.

“We will miss him.”

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