Winnipeg police name Reagan Danielle Gross, Yassin Abdu Ahmed as victims in weekend homicides

Winnipeg Police Const. Rob Carver said on Monday, in relation to a recent homicide found at a hotel, that some downtown and urban hotels that have "less expensive rooms and less expensive alcohol" show a different market and "all of those places tend to attract varying degrees of criminal elements."

Winnipeg police released more information about a violent weekend that saw the city’s first two homicides of the year Monday.

The first homicide of 2020 was recorded after officers were called to the report of suspicious circumstances at a home in the 100 block of Hindley Avenue around 6:15 p.m. Friday.

Inside, officers found an injured woman. She was taken to hospital in critical condition, but was pronounced dead upon arrival, and police said an adult man has been arrested in connection with the killing.

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On Monday, police said Reagan Danielle Gross, 49, has died. Kodey Lionel Trudeau, 34, was charged with second degree murder.

A man became the second homicide of the year after a shooting at the Windsor Hotel early Sunday.

Three men were rushed to hospital in critical condition after police were called to Garry Street hotel shortly before 3 a.m. for reports of shots fired.

One man died and the other two have since been upgraded to stable.

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There have been no arrests, said Const. Rob Carver, but he identified Yassin Abdu Ahmed, 20, as the man who died.

“I think the incident started in the hotel and spilled out into the area surrounding it,” said Carver.

Carver said while the groups involved weren’t random, he noted more than three people were involved.

Carver wouldn’t go into details on the type of gun used.

Coun. Sherri Rollins is the chair of the city’s protection committee and councillor for Fort Rouge – East Fort Garry, the ward in which the Windsor Hotel is located.

She confirmed Ahmed was a city employee who worked in the city’s community services department, who worked with youth drop-in programming.

“The Windsor Hotel … is well known to me,” she said, adding residents have called her about the property and had she the power to close it, she would.

“I have received calls from residents wanting it shut down.”

The police and the Manitoba Liquor Commission have those powers, she said.

Rollins also said she would like to see a handgun ban come into effect for the country as a whole.

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