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Teen Charged, Arrest Warrant Issued in Point Douglas Homicide

August 25, 2022 2:30 PM | News

Const. Dani McKinnon

Const. Dani McKinnon, Winnipeg Police Service’s public information officer, speaks to the media on Sept. 2, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG — A 15-year-old boy has been charged in the death of Danielle Ballantyne, who was found dead in a Point Douglas apartment on Monday.

The teen has also been charged with two separate assaults in the 600 and 800 blocks of Main Street on the same day.

Ballantyne, 36, was found deceased in an apartment in the 100 block of Jarvis Avenue at around 7 a.m. Monday.

The youth has been charged with second-degree murder and remains in custody.

A Canada-Wide warrant for second-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault has been issued for a second male youth.

Const. Dani McKinnon of the Winnipeg Police Service says investigators believe the killing is connected to the assaults of three men in their 50s that took place in the neighbourhood earlier that morning. 

Two of the men remain in critical condition.

McKinnon says police believe they were all random attacks and other people may have been targeted. 

“Investigators believe there are potentially other victims who have been assaulted and have not met with police,” McKinnon said Thursday. 

Anyone with information on the homicide or assaults is asked to contact police at (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

— With files from The Canadian Press