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Police Make Arrest in Langside Shooting

June 24, 2019 11:27 AM | News


Winnipeg Police Logo CrestWinnipeg police have made an arrest in a shooting that sent a man to hospital in critical condition earlier this month.

The 23-year-old was shot in the upper body June 2 in the 400 block of Langside Street.

Police located Merhawi Mehari, 24, on June 21 while driving a vehicle believed to be involved in the incident.

Officers found approximately $100 worth of cocaine in his possession, along with a weapon.

Mehari has been charged with attempt to commit murder, discharging a firearm with intent, possession of a weapon and a controlled substance. He remains in custody.

The victim in the shooting was later upgraded to stable condition.

Police are continuing to investigate and ask anyone with information to contact them at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).