Loaded Handmade Zip Gun Discovered During Winnipeg Traffic Stop

Winnipeg, Manitoba – On June 30, 2017 at approximately 12:00 pm, members of the Street Crime Unit were patrolling the area of Euclid Avenue and Main Street when they observed a stolen truck operating in traffic.

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The vehicle was followed to the area of Selkirk Avenue and McGregor Street where it was safely brought to a stop with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team.

Three occupants were removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a loaded handmade firearm “zip gun” capable of firing a .410 bore shotgun shell.

The driver, a 28-year-old male, has been charged with a number of firearm and driving-related offences in addition to possessing property obtained by crime.

He was detained in custody.

The passengers, an 18-year-old female and a 19-year-old female, have been charged with a number of firearm-related offences and possessing property obtained by crime.

The 18-year-old female was detained in custody while the 19-year-old female was released on a Promise to Appear.

Firearms – Arrests: C17-143494

Winnipeg Police Service


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