Archive - 2019

Homicide #2019-03

Date - 2019-01-12

Victim - DEJARISCO, Dexter Cortavista (31)
Accused - HANSEN, Benny Lance (34)
Charge - 2nd Degree Murder

"On January 12, 2019, the Winnipeg Police Service advised that an arrest had been made in assault investigation concerning an incident that had occurred on January 7, 2019.

The victim in this assault succumbed to his injuries on January 15, 2019. He has now been identified as Dexter Cortavista DEJARISCO, 31.

Benny Lance Hansen, a 34-year-old, of Winnipeg, had initially been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and various firearms offences. Homicide investigators have now charged Hansen with 2nd Degree Murder. Hansen remains in custody.

As previously released:

Aggravated Assault – Arrest: C19-4582

On January 7, 2019, at approximately 10:30 a.m., emergency services personnel responded to a residence located in the 500 block of Burrows Avenue for a report of a male who had been shot.

First responders located a male victim in his 30’s who had sustained a serious gunshot wound to the upper body. He was conveyed to hospital in critical condition. The victim remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after arrival, officers detained an adult male at the scene.

Benny Lance Hansen, a 34-year-old, of Winnipeg, has been arrested and charged with:

 - Aggravated Assault
 - Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
 - Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
 - Careless Use of a Firearm
 - Discharge Firearm
 - Fail to Comply with Recognizance x 2
 - Possess Firearm

Hansen was detained in custody.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Investigators are asking that anyone with information related to this incident contact investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers at 786-8477.