WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Police responded to reports of gunshots and wounded man walking in the are of the first 100 block of Dubois Place on Saturday evening around 7:45PM.
When officers arrived an injured man went to a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound. Officers quickly identified an involved residence and made entry, but no individuals were found inside. Several firearms, including a .22 calibre rifle, were found.
Soon after, a suspect was located in the area of the hospital and was placed under arrest. The victim and the suspect are known to each other.
Joel Benarde Tencha, a 47-year-old man from Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Pointing a Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Discharge a Firearm with Intent
- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations
- Aggravated Assault
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possession of a Weapon
The man remains in custody.