(WINNIPEG, MB) – Corner stores, liquor stores and various other retail outlets in Winnipeg and across the nation are dealing with a substantial uptick in the number of thefts they have to absorb year over year.
A 7-11 in Winnipeg, Manitoba was robbed at knifepoint this evening at Ellice and Arlington. The incident took place sometime around 5:30, according to sources in the area. First video is below, second video near end of article.
Police have confirmed that they were called around 5:35pm for a robbery in progress. Police arrived on the scene and ended up shooting the suspect. Winnipeg Police Service said that officers only shoot their guns when they feel they have no other option.
Watch Clifford Boulanger’s video below:
Police are uncertain about the age of the suspect at this point and have not identified the robbery suspect / shooting victim.
Officers with the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the call and arrived before the suspect had fled the scene.
The suspect exits the store with a knife in hand. Officers can be heard making a demand for the suspect to drop the knife multiple times. Soon after, the suspect lunges at an officer and gunshots are heard ringing through the area. We have not been able to confirm whether the suspect died from his injuries. People in the area claim it was a younger man who was shot.
The video is below and was submitted to us anonymously. The woman who took the video said “I can’t believe I just witnessed this”. Watch Kachina Desjardins videos below:
Officers initiated life-saving measures soon after the gunshots went off, which is illustrated in the video below.
Police say that the robbery suspect / shooting victim was sent to hospital in critical condition and are uncertain of his current condition. An officer was also injured during the altercation but it was not confirmed if the officer was injured from ricochet bullets or something else.
People close to the suspect believe he died of his injuries. We have not been able to independently verify that information just yet. UPDATE: The suspect has survived so far.
UPDATE at the link below:
(WINNIPEG, MB) - Yesterday officers with the Winnipeg Police Service responded to numerous 911 calls regarding an armed robbery in progress. The incident happened at a west-side 7-11 located at Ellis and Arlington. Upon police arrival, they found a male suspect that appeared to be pounding on the window of…