WINNIPEG – A man has been charged with murder in the case of a fatal shooting police initially said was unintentional.
John Elwood Cameron, 35, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Michelle Stobbe, 28. The woman was shot and killed in a suite on Donald Street in Winnipeg at about 3 a.m. on July 1.
Cameron claimed he was handling his legally registered 9-millimetre handgun when Stobbe grabbed at it, causing it to fire and fatally wound her in the upper body, police said. Cameron, who was arrested when police arrived at the scene, was initially charged with criminal negligence causing death and weapons-related offences.
“Further evidence gathered indicates that the deceased took no part in the discharge of the firearm” and the charges were upgraded, police said in a news release Sunday.
Cameron called 911 after the shooting and remained at the scene when police arrived.
Cameron is in custody at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.
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