A Winnipeg teen is dead and his attacker is in critical condition after a horrific home invasion in the West End.
Police said they were called to a home in the 700 block of McGee Street around 9 p.m. Sunday, after being told a break-and-enter was in progress while a 17-year-old boy was home alone with his grandmother.
When police arrived minutes later, they found a man, 29, attacking 17-year-old Jaime Adao with a weapon. In order to stop the attack, police had to shoot the man.
The attacker and the victim were both taken to hospital in critical condition, where Jaime died of his injuries.
Winnipeg police said a “significant” number of officers were on scene Sunday, but by Monday, only two vehicles remained.
Cst. Rob Carver said Monday that police were unaware of a connection between attacker and victim, and that the home invasion appeared random.
“I can tell you I met with investigators this morning and I can say I’ve never seen them looking as grey and as heartbroken as I have today,” he said.
“I heard the 911 tape this morning and it’s something I will never personally get over.
“There was a very calm and collected young man on the phone for the bulk of the phone call and it turned into an absolutely gut-wrenchingly tragic event,” he said.
The accused remains in hospital in critical condition, and the Independent Investigation Unit is looking into the officer-involved shooting.
This incident marks the fourth police-related shooting of 2019 so far.
Prominent Filipino family
Jaime is the son of Jim Adao, who owns Jimel’s Bakery locations on Bannatyne Avenue and Sheppard Street along with his wife Mel.
Employees at the bakery told Global News the bakery will be closed for a week.
Winnipeg School Division spokesperson Radean Carter confirmed Jaime was a student at Tec Voc High School, starting in Grade 9 and was slated to graduate from Grade 12 this year.
“He’s touched many, many lives at Tec Voc,” she said.
“You have to understand that Jaime being at that school for four years, Jaime had 30 different teachers at that school, so staff are really devastated.”
“We found out a little bit earlier this morning … so our clinical support services is there at the school and they’ll be there today and tomorrow and really, as long as they’re needed.”
Carter said Jaime was a well-known, liked and popular student.
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