Last Sunday, March 3rd a teenager was killed during a violent home invasion at night. Responding police shot the 29-year-old suspect, who remains in critical condition.
Police chief Danny Smyth updated media on the investigation at a community meeting Friday night at Maples Collegiate.
“Our early indications from our investigators is that he may have been using meth beforehand,” Smyth said. “We don’t know that for certain yet and certainly once we get an opportunity to interview, we’re hoping that we’ll be able to clarify that.”
The brutal home invasion happened at a home in the 700 block of McGee Street around 9 p.m., while a 17-year-old boy was home alone with his grandmother.
Officers found a man attacking a teenager, Jaime Adao with a weapon. In order to stop the attack, police had to shoot the attacker.
The wounded criminal was delivered to a hospital in critical condition, where doctors were fighting for his life. As of now, there is no information about his condition, the police officers are still working on the scene, the investigation continues.
Methamphetamine is a real problem in Canada, the majority of people involved are youth and older teenagers. There is a study conducted by Winnipeg Police department about how people on meth are no longer productive, so they have to find other ways to get money to fuel their addiction and get more drugs. People on meth turn to pity theft and other, more serious crimes.
Please visit a link below to see how a Winnipegger urges to take action on the city`s drug problem:
Even though local police, provincial and government agencies put up a fight, work hard, dedicate a lot of manpower and recourses to fight the meth problem in our country, it is just not enough! Some big changes need to be done on a national level to change this and make our society safe for all of us, especially our children and young teenagers.