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19-year-old charged with 2nd-degree murder in Talbot Avenue stabbing

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19-year-old charged with 2nd-degree murder in Talbot Avenue stabbing
A 19-year-old has been arrested in what police call an unprovoked killing of a Ukrainian newcomer in Elmwood. Iris Dyck reports. – Dec 22, 2023

Const. Jason Michalyshen from the Winnipeg police says they have charged 19-year-old Ethan Richard Gladu with second-degree murder after 46-year-old Ivan Rubanik was stabbed.

On Wednesday at 8 a.m., police found Rubanik injured in the area of Talbot Avenue and Watt Street.

He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Police say the investigation shows Rubanik was stabbed without provocation while he was on his way to work.

Michalyshen said Rubanik was a husband and father of two. Rubanik and his family are new to the country and Winnipeg after fleeing the war in Ukraine a year ago.

“Now they’re left alone without a husband, a father, a lack of financial support, and without a true understanding of how to live with that loss, and in a country that they’re still learning a lot about,” he said.

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Rubanik did have a supportive group of colleagues at his job at Westward Industries. One of which started a Go Fund Me for his wife and children, – with a fundraising goal of $30,000.

 

 

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The suspect then fled the area, resulting in numerous police resources responding to the intersection.

Gladu was identified and arrested on Thursday at 10:50 a.m. in the 100 block of Henry Street.

His identity wasn’t revealed to the public until Friday afternoon.

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Michalyshen said Gladu was previously known to the police.

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Court records show he pleaded guilty to a weapons possession charge last December and received 12 months probation.

He also faces a lengthy list of other alleged offences that are still before the court – including assault with a weapon charges that were laid in April – along with other weapons and release condition breaches from September.

Winnipeg police are continuing to investigate this incident and anyone with video surveillance or information that may assist investigators is asked to call the homicide unit at 204-986-6508, or Crime Stoppers online.

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