Manitoba RCMP Major Crime Services investigating fatal shooting

April 21, 2024
Sandy Bay First Nation, Manitoba

News release


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On April 20, 2024, at approximately 5:00 pm, Amaranth RCMP responded to call for assistance from Manitoba First Nation Police Service (MFNPS), the police of jurisdiction in Sandy Bay First Nation, for an ongoing incident in the community. The call was for a disturbance involving a weapon at a residence.

When RCMP and MFNPS arrived on scene, the suspect had fled. RCMP and MFNPS officers tracked the suspect. The 27-year-old male was located in an open outdoor area in Sandy Bay First Nation. He was armed with multiple weapons.

The encounter between the police and the suspect resulted in an RCMP officer using a firearm and injuring the suspect. Despite life-saving measures attempted by officers on scene, the suspect was pronounced deceased.

No officers were physically injured in the incident.

Manitoba RCMP Major Crime Services is currently in the community investigating.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is conducting their own investigation at this time, and as such, the RCMP cannot provide any further information.


Contact information

Phone: 204-983-8497

Manitoba RCMP Media Relations Unit

Tara Seel, Media Relations Officer
Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Media Relations Officer
Robert Cyrenne, Director Communications and Media Relations
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