September 13, 2017 8:19 am
Updated: September 14, 2017 11:26 am

Suspect in assault, robbery and carjacking shot and killed by police Wednesday morning

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Winnipeg police said the 23-year-old suspect shot and killed by an officer overnight was involved in an assault, robbery and carjacking just hours earlier.

The man was shot dead by police on Alfred Avenue around 12:50 a.m.

Family members have identified the suspect killed as Adrian Lacquette.

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“I can’t imagine this is an easy situation for anyone to go through,” Const. Jay Murray said. “Whether it be the officers involved, officers that witnessed this, individuals in the area or family members of anyone involved.”

Officers said their investigation started on the 800 block of Pritchard Avenue where a woman, who was known to the suspect, said she was assaulted by a man with a gun. She was not seriously hurt.

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Lacquette’s family members listen to the Wednesday morning police briefing.

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Thirty minutes later police said another woman was carjacked as she was pulling into her garage, also on Pritchard Avenue.

At midnight a business on Notre Dame Avenue was robbed and then a car was stolen on Blake Street.

AIR1 tracked that car to Alfred Avenue and the Tactical Support Team moved in. Around 12:50 a.m an officer shot the suspect who was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Police could not say whether the suspect shot at police or was holding a gun at the time of the final confrontation.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is continuing with the investigation.

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