Winnipeg Police Charge 32-Year-Old Male with Second Degree Murder

Winnipeg, Manitoba – On June 18, 2017, at approximately 6:15 p.m., emergency services personnel responded to a report of a male down in the front yard of a residence in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue. The male was transported to hospital, however he was subsequently pronounced deceased.

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The victim was identified as a William George Sumner, a 27-year-old.

Homicide Unit investigators have determined that Sumner had been had been inside a residence in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue when a dispute ensued with an adult male and his associates.

The adult male produced a handgun and fired a number of shots at Sumner, causing critical injuries. The male then fled the residence.

On June 20th, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the suspect male was travelling in the area of Logan Avenue and Keewatin Street when he was involved in a manner of driving complaint and pointed a handgun at a motorist.

On June 22nd, 2017, at approximately 8:30 a.m., a General Patrol unit supervisor was patrolling the area of Logan Avenue and Keewatin Street when he observed the suspect’s vehicle in traffic.

The vehicle was followed to the 1800 block of Logan Avenue where it parked at the rear of a residence. General Patrol unit members, along with the Tactical Support Team and ARV1, attended and secured the area.

The suspect male later exited the residence without incident and was placed under arrest.

Cameron Bounthieng Kinnavanthong, a 32-year-old male, has been charged with:

  • Second Degree Murder
  • Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose (x2)
  • Point Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm (x2)
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (x2)
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (x3)
  • Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Order (x2)

He was detained in custody.

A search warrant was executed at the residence in the 1800 block of Logan Avenue and resulted in the recovery of a handgun and an automatic assault rifle.

This investigation 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).

Homicide Investigation – Arrest: C17-133703

Winnipeg Police Service


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