Steinbach RCMP involved in shooting

May 24, 2024
RM of La Broquerie, Manitoba

News release


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On May 24, 2024, at approximately 12:30 am, Steinbach RCMP were patrolling on Highway 52 near La Broquerie after receiving numerous reports of a suspicious male in the area. While patrolling, officers saw a vehicle stopped on the highway and observed a male standing by the driver-side door.

As officers approached, they saw the male was reaching into the vehicle and assaulting the female driver while holding an edged weapon. Police ordered him to step away. He then approached the officers with the weapon. Despite orders to drop the weapon, the suspect continued towards officers and an officer discharged their firearm. Officers provided medical aid until Emergency Medical Services arrived. The 51-year-old male from the Ste. Anne area was pronounced deceased on scene.

The female sustained minor injuries from the assault.

RCMP Major Crime Services has taken carriage of the police investigation. The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is engaged and providing oversight.

Highway 52 remains closed the morning of May 24, 2024. A detour is in place.

The investigation continues.


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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File number: 2024700642

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