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Winnipeg man charged with first-degree murder in December

Winnipeg man charged with first-degree murder in December
Winnipeg man charged with first-degree murder in December

A 36-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 20-year-old man in December 2023.

As previously reported, on December 30, 2023 at 3:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 200 block of Flora Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased male outside.

The victim was identified as 20-year-old Brooklyn Elijah Hiebert of Winnipeg. Homicide Unit investigators determined that Hiebert was the victim of murder.

The investigation revealed that Hiebert was attacked in the 200 block of Selkirk Avenue, resulting in fatal injuries, and was then transported and left in the 200 block of Flora Avenue.

On July 7, 2024, police arrested Christopher Kyle Wattman, 36, in the 900 block of Aberdeen Avenue. Wattman has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with Hiebert’s death and is in custody.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information, including video surveillance, is urged to contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

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