Man Dead After 17-Hour Standoff with Winnipeg Police

Stella Avenue

A Winnipeg police cruiser on Stella Avenue between Powers and Andrews Street on Thursday, July 31, 2014. (SHANE GIBSON / METRO WINNIPEG)

A 52-year-old man is dead after a 17-hour armed standoff with Winnipeg police on Wednesday.

The standoff in the 500 block of Stella Avenue began at around 10:45 a.m. when the man barricaded himself inside the residence. Police say they responded with the knowledge the suspect had a weapon or firearm and had made threats to harm himself.

Police descended on the area and evacuated several nearby homes as a precaution.

Officers were in contact with the suspect throughout the day before shots were fired from within the home at around 8:20 p.m. Police returned fire before the tactical support team eventually entered the home at 3 a.m.

Once inside, officers found the body of Andrew Baryluk. It’s unclear if Baryluk died as the result of his own hand or officers’ gunfire.

Members of the homicide unit continue to investigate.


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