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Police Lay Charges in Fatal Stabbing of Teen Downtown

December 19, 2023 10:06 AM | News

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Winnipeg police have charged a 17-year-old boy after a 14-year-old girl was fatally stabbed downtown last week.

The victim was with three people known to her in the 200 block of Graham Avenue on December 15 when the attack occurred.

Police say the assault happened at around 1 p.m. following a verbal argument between the victim and the suspect, who suddenly took out a knife. The victim was stabbed multiple times and died in hospital.

Two other females were with the victim at the time of the stabbing.

The boy was arrested on Monday in the area of Provencher Boulevard and Des Meurons Street. He has been charged with second-degree murder.

Premier Wab Kinew offered his condolences to “those involved in this tragic event” in a social media post after the charge was announced. 

“Violence among our youth has to stop,” he said. “We need to protect them and put them on a path to success so that more youth can reach their 18th birthday.”