Winnipeg police took two people into custody Friday night after a report of an armed man at a business in the Polo Park area.
Officers chased down the suspect after he fled from them at around 8:15 p.m. As officers caught up to him, they say he became combative and took out a handgun. Police were able to gain control and safely place him under arrest. During the ordeal, a woman known to the suspect physically attempted to stop officers from making the arrest. She was also taken into custody.
One officer suffered an upper-body injury during the incident and was treated in hospital.
Officers seized the following property from both suspects:
- Springfield Armory .45 calibre handgun
- .45 calibre magazine containing one .45 round of ammunition
- Approximately seven grams of cocaine worth an estimated $1,500
- Packaging materials
- Approximately $1,500 in cash
- Cell phone
Julio Cain Friday, 26, of Winnipeg has been charged with multiple offences and remains in custody. A 23-year-old Winnipeg woman is facing drug charges, as well as obstructing a peace officer. She was released to appear in court at later date.