A Filipino teenager is dead following a violent Winnipeg home invasion on Sunday night.
CBC reported that Jaime Adao was with his grandmother at their West End home on 745 McGee Street when the home invasion occurred.
A call was placed to 911 reporting a break-in in progress, when Winnipeg Police officers arrived, Jaime Adao was being attacked by the 29 year old intruder with an unidentified weapon.
Upon arrival, police officers fired upon the intruder, who was rushed to hospital in critical condition.
Jaime Adao died as a result of injuries sustained in the attack.
Police spokesperson Const. Rob Carver said, “Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family in this absolutely tragic and senseless homicide. Not that all homicides are not that, but this one is particularly so.”
“And the homicide unit itself. I met with investigators this morning and I have never met them looking as grave and heartbroken as they were today,” Carver continued.
Jaime Adao was a popular student at Tec Voc High School, whose parents own Jimel’s Bakery, a local Filipino store just a few blocks away from their home.
A neighbour shared with CBC what he had witnessed, saying that after a flurry of police activity, he saw two people in stretchers being taken into ambulances.
The incident is currently under investigation by the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba.
A vigil was organized by the local Filipino community in Winnipeg on Monday night.
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