WINNIPEG - Police chase down a 20-year-old, known to them, for ask a few questions and they discover he was carrying a shot-gun.
Police said on August 29 officers spotted a man near Manitoba Avenue and Parr Street and when they tried to stop him he took off running.
After a short chase he was taken into custody and a search resulted in the seizure of the following items:
- A knife
- Two 12-gauge shotgun shells
- Components for an improvised firearm (bang stick) including 6 assorted metal pipes and a large screw
- Numerous break-in instruments including 4 screwdrivers and 3 sets of pliers
Brendan Elice Okemow, a 20-year-old man from Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Possession of a Weapon
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition (x2)
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x4)
- Possession of Break-In Instrument(s)
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