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Man Arrested Following Fatal Elmwood Stabbing

December 21, 2023 12:32 PM | News


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A Winnipeg Police Service shoulder badge is seen at the Public Information Office in Winnipeg, on September 2, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

UPDATE: Friday, December 22 — Winnipeg police have charged Ethan Richard Gladu, 19, of Winnipeg, with second-degree murder. He remains in custody.

Police say the victim, who recently immigrated to Winnipeg with his family from Ukraine, was attacked without provocation while walking to work.

Original story follows below:

Winnipeg police have arrested a suspect after a man was fatally stabbed in the Elmwood area on Wednesday.

Police responded to the area of Talbot Avenue and Watt Street at around 8 a.m. to find the injured victim.

He was transported to hospital in unstable condition and later pronounced deceased.

He has been identified as 46-year-old Ivan Rubanik.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested and remains in custody while facing charges.

Anyone with video surveillance or information on the incident is asked to contact police at (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS.