RM of Armstrong, Manitoba – As a result of an ongoing investigation, on August 6, 2019, 20-year-old William Ryerson Comber, from the RM of East St Paul, was charged with Second Degree Murder in relation to the death of a 20-year-old female on November 17, 2018, in the RM of Armstrong.
Mr. Comber was subsequently arrested on the strength of a warrant on August 8, 2019. He has been remanded into custody and scheduled to appear in court in Winnipeg on Monday, August 12, 2019.
As previously released, on November 17, 2018, at approximately 11:40 pm, Teulon RCMP responded to a call of a female having been shot while seated in a vehicle on Provincial Road 231 in the RM of Armstrong.
Investigation has determined that an altercation had broken out at a bar in Fraserwood, earlier in the evening. When the altercation escalated, the establishment closed and customers left.
A male, who had been at the establishment, left and drove approximately two miles south of Fraserwood on Road 11 East (also known as Kuz Road) in the RM of Armstrong. He parked his vehicle, and when three vehicles belonging to patrons from the bar passed the suspect, he fired on them with a rifle. Multiple shots were fired by the male towards the vehicles.
A 20-year-old female in one of the vehicles was struck and succumbed to her injuries. Nobody else was injured.
The male fled the scene and, with assistance from RCMP Police Dog Services and Winnipeg Police Service’s Air 1, was arrested in a field near Gimli, Manitoba.
Jesse Paluk, 23, is charged with Second Degree Murder, Attempt Murder x 7, Discharge Firearm at Motor Vehicle with Intent to Wound x 3, Reckless Discharge of Firearm x 3, and Assault with a Weapon.
Paluk remains in custody to appear in Winnipeg court on November 20, 2018.
The investigation continues.
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