Winnipeg police seek 2 men in Pritchard Avenue, East St. Paul shootings

Winnipeg police are looking for two men — who may be armed — in connection with two shootings last week, one of which has resulted in a 39-year-old man dying of his injuries.

Victim in Pritchard Avenue shooting has died of his injuries, say police

Michael Tylor Fless, left, and James Andrew Jewels are wanted by police in connection with two recent shootings in Winnipeg, one of which turned out to be fatal. (Winnipeg Police Service)

Winnipeg police are looking for two men — who may be armed — in connection with two shootings last Monday, one of which turned out to be fatal.

Police announced on Thursday that 39-year-old Benjamin Franklin Traverse, who was critically injured in a shooting in the 400 block of Pritchard Avenue on Nov. 28, has died of his injuries.

That incident was connected to another shooting that same day near Raleigh Street between Glenway Avenue and Foxgrove Avenue in East St. Paul.

Two other victims from the Pritchard Avenue shooting were robbed, police said, then forced into a vehicle and driven to East St. Paul before being shot. The suspects fled the area in the same vehicle, police said.

Police are looking for:

  • Michael Tylor Fless, 30, who is wanted for second-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder, as well as kidnapping, robbery and firearm-related offences. He is five feet four inches tall, weighs 138 pounds and has a medium build.
  • James Andrew Jewels, 26, who is wanted on two counts of attempted murder as well as kidnapping, robbery and firearm-related offences. He is five feet 10 inches tall and weighs 166 pounds with a medium build. 

Police say both men are not to be approached, as they may be armed and are considered dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).