Police identify man shot by officer
Winnipeg police have released the name of a suspect in a stabbing who was shot and killed by police in a Wolseley apartment building in March.
Officers shot and killed Ahmed Saleh-Azad, 61, saying he had stabbed two other men and threatened police officers on the morning of March 27.
Saleh-Azad was a resident of Madison Memorial Lodge, where both the stabbings and the shooting took place. The two stabbing victims also lived in the building.
One victim, 57-year-old Alexander Kolesnyk, died after the incident, which took place in the building's communal kitchen.The other victim survived his injuries.
Police released Kolesnyk's name Wednesday, but initially declined to identify Saleh-Azad, whosefamily requested moretime to notify extended family and friends, and to grieve.
The officer involved in the shooting has not been identified.
The Madison, a residence run by a not-for-profit corporation, provides low-cost room and board to about 80 people, including seniors and people with mental, physical or other disabilities.
Tenants and neighbours in the area told CBC News the building has often been the site of arguments and fights among residents.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.