5 Arrested in January Homicide Including Two Minors

5 Arrested in January Homicide

WINNIPEG, MB - Police have made arrests of five people, two under the age of 18, in connection to the homicide of Hossein Lotfi, a 77-year-old male of Winnipeg that occurred in early January.

Police say their investigation has determined that Lotfi had been socializing with two individuals at his home during the evening of January 5, 2018, when a physical confrontation occurred. Lotfi was left in an incapacitated state while the two individuals fled in his vehicle.

During the evening of January 6, the suspects, along with three other individuals, returned to the home and stole a number of items. Prior to leaving, a fire was set which caused excessive amount of damage to the property.

Police confirmed Mr. Lotfi's identification, bank and credit cards were used over the following days in and around Winnipeg.

Police have now charged five individuals. Yvonne Littlejohn, a 36-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

  • Second Degree Murder
  • Theft over $5,000

Myra Dawn Bird, a 35-year-old female of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

  • Second Degree Murder
  • Arson Causing Damage to Property
  • Theft Over $5,000
  • Theft Under $5,000
  • Fraud Under $5,000 (x4)

Charles Clayton Shabaquay, a 43-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

  • Arson Causing Damage to Property
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Theft Over $5,000
  • Identity Fraud (x3)
  • Fraud Under $5,000 (x8)

A 17-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Arson Causing Damage to Property
  • Theft Under $5,000
  • They were detained in custody.

A 15-year-old female of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Theft Under $5,000 (x2)

She was released on a Promise to Appear.

Laura Manning, Manitoba Post

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TOPICS:   Winnipeg Police

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