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Stabbing victim city's 16th homicide of year

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Crime scene tape surrounds 511 Flora Ave. and evidence markers are on the steps and lawn.</p>


Crime scene tape surrounds 511 Flora Ave. and evidence markers are on the steps and lawn.

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Winnipeg’s homicide unit is investigating the city’s 16th homicide of 2019, after a man died following a Tuesday night stabbing in the North End.

Police were called to the 500 block of Flora Avenue around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday night. Officers found a man suffering from a stab wound. He was taken to hospital in critical condition, where he died. The deceased is 36-year-old Jessie Robert David Catterson of Winnipeg.

Crime scene tape and police vehicles still blocked off a run-down white stucco bungalow at 511 Flora Ave. on Wednesday afternoon, and evidence markers had been placed across the house’s front stoop and lawn.

Police could be seen at work inside the house, where more evidence markers were placed near the front door.

"That’s a meth house," said Dennis, a man who lives nearby and did not want his last name used.

"I know it is. People are always coming and going… I see a lot of younger street people on bikes coming and going from there daily."

On the door of the house, a handwritten sign addressed to "all of you f—-heads who keep on knocking on the doors and windows" advised those visitors to "Quit being heads, and cut it out already or well (sic) put you out!"

Dennis said he’s lived in the neighbourhood for three years and has noticed violence increasing over that time.

"From McGregor Street to Powers (Street), in the past year we’ve had, like, three or four murders down this way."

Winnipeg police are asking anyone with information about the stabbing to call homicide unit investigators at 204-986-6508, or to call Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.


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Solomon Israel

Solomon Israel

Solomon Israel is a full-time reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press and for two years, the lead writer for Free Press cannabis news site, The Leaf News. He continues to provide coverage of the cannabis beat while covering business in the city and province.

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