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A 16-year-old male faces a slew of charges in connection with a robbery in the Maples early Saturday in which a second suspect was shot dead by police.

It marked the third fatal police-involved shooting in 10 days.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has assumed responsibility for the investigation into the shooting death of 22-year-old Stewart Andrews.

Winnipeg police officers were searching for suspects after 911 received a "gun call" from someone in the 200 block of Adsum Drive in northwest Winnipeg shortly after 4 a.m.

A resident alleged that as he was taking out the garbage, he was approached by two men with guns who demanded money.

Police also later received a call about windows being broken at a nearby apartment building.

During a search of the area, officers found two men near Pipeline Road and Adsum Drive.

Upon locating the two suspects, an officer discharged a gun. Both men were taken to hospital, where Andrews was pronounced dead. The 16-year-old suffered minor injuries, which Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth later said he believed were unrelated to the shooting.

The 16-year-old remains in police custody. He faces seven charges, including one count of robbery, use of an imitation firearm, possession of a weapon, pointing a firearm and possession of a weapon or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order. There are two counts of failure to comply with a sentence.

Andrews is the third person to die in a shooting involving a Winnipeg police officer in under two weeks.

On April 8, 16-year-old Eishia Hudson was shot to death by police after a reported robbery of a Liquor Mart in Sage Creek.

She was driving a stolen SUV that was pursued by police after it rammed a cruiser car. The SUV hit other vehicles at Lagimodiere Boulevard and Fermor Avenue. At that point, Hudson was shot.

Two female and two male teens face charges in connection with the incident.

One day later, Jason Collins, 36, was killed by police after a domestic dispute had been reported at a home on Anderson Avenue in the North End.


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Maggie Macintosh

Maggie Macintosh

Maggie Macintosh reports on education for the Winnipeg Free Press. Funding for the Free Press education reporter comes from the Government of Canada through the Local Journalism Initiative.

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