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Winnipeg Police Killed Three Indigenous People in 10 Days – VICE
by ahnationtalk onApril 22, 2020248 Views
The Indigenous Bar Association is calling for an inquiry after the recent shooting deaths of two men and a 16-year-old girl.
Families are reeling and Indigenous organizations are calling for answers after Winnipeg police shot and killed three Indigenous people in the span of only 10 days.
Eishia Hudson, 16, was shot by police on April 8 following a car chase and collision. Winnipeg police released a statement saying Hudson and four other teenagers were in a stolen car linked to a liquor store robbery and “a hit and run with a fence” when the teen girl was shot dead in the driver’s seat.
It was the first of two fatal police shootings in the span of 24 hours. Around 5 a.m. the following morning, Jason Collins, 36, was killed by a police officer following a report of a domestic incident.
Then, on April 18, a 22-year-old father of three identified by CBC as Stewart Kevin Andrews was shot and killed by Winnipeg police. Police said the officers were responding to two calls—one about an armed mugging, the second about broken windows—when they shot Andrews and injured a 16-year-old who was with him.