WINNIPEG - Saturday shortly before 3:00AM police responded to a report of a gun shot being heard in the area of Andrews Street and Redwood Avenue. Police met with members of the Bear Clan who had been in the area who confirmed they had heard a shot.
While searching the area, police received two reports around 3:30AM of several more shots had been heard.
Just prior to 4:00AM police spotted a man in a back lane of Boyd Avenue between McGregor Street and Andrews Street. The man appeared to be avoiding police and was stopped. A search of the man resulted in the seizure of two 12-gauge shotgun shells.
Police said they also located an improvised “bang stick”-style firearm near the man which chad a 12-gauge shotgun shell in it.
Jimmy Oliver Leo Spence, a 22-year-old man of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Possession of a Weapon
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x4)