Wanted Winnipeg man arrested in Quebec: police

A suspect wanted for a 2019 gang-related shooting incident has been returned to Winnipeg after being located in Montreal, Que.

Police say on Sept. 12, 2019, it’s believed a group encountered a man behind the 200 block of Portage Avenue.

The man was shot and a bullet struck the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) headquarters, also narrowly missing a cadet leaving the building.

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The victim attended a nearby hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. He was then charged with firearm-related offences after it was discovered he had hidden a firearm near the shooting scene before going to the hospital.

The Major Crimes Unit in Winnipeg continued with the investigation leading up to March 28, 2021, when a suspect was arrested on a Winnipeg Police Service issued warrant at an address in Montreal by members of the Service de police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM).

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The suspect was returned to Winnipeg by members of the WPS Major Crimes Unit.

Saleh Alimasi, a 22-year-old male of Montreal, faces several charges and was detained in custody.

Police add they identified a second suspect in the shooting, but the person has since died during an unrelated homicide.

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