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Man Shot Attempting to Sell Cell Phone

January 2, 2022 12:19 PM | News

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Winnipeg police say a man was shot on Saturday while attempting to sell a cell phone he had arranged through an online classified website.

Officers responded to the first 100 block of Stadacona Street at around 2:30 p.m. and found the injured victim, a man in his 30s. Police began emergency medical care and he was transported to hospital in unstable condition, but later upgraded to stable.

Police spotted the three suspects driving in a vehicle nearby at around 3 p.m. and took them into custody.

A search of the suspects and their car turned up the following:

  • A .22 calibre rifle with a collapsible stock, a suppressor and an obliterated serial number
  • A .22 calibre handgun
  • The phone that had been stolen
  • $1,856 in Canadian currency
  • 20.73 grams of cocaine (estimated street value of $1,500)
  • 18 Percocet pills

Police believe the suspects and victim had arranged a meeting to buy the phone when an argument ensued. The victim was shot before the device was stolen from him.

Jayden Neil Travis Firth, 22, Franco John Dixon, 21, and a 27-year-old man, all from Winnipeg, were arrested and are facing numerous charges.

The major crimes unit continues to investigate.