Winnipeg Man Faces Charges in Officer-Involved Shooting

Officer Involved Shooting

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg man is facing charges after a 48 year-old woman was found deceased in her home on Riverton Avenue.

Police responded to a report of a domestic incident on October 18 at about 8:00 A.M. and found 48 year-old Karen Jane Letniak deceased, inside the residence.

Police also encountered a man and became involved in an officer-involved shooting during the confrontation. He was taken to hospital where he remains in stable conditions and will be facing charges in Karen's death.

It is believed that the male and the deceased victim were known each other prior to the incident.

The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) of Manitoba was notified and has assumed responsibility for the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.

The investigation into the death of Karen Jane Letniak is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Crime

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