Man killed in stabbing escaped being hit by stolen vehicle earlier same morning
A father of three fatally stabbed by a teenager was almost hit in another incident minutes earlier when a group of suspects in a stolen vehicle nearly ran him down, said police.
"I don't ever recall seeing an incident quite like this where you have two quite significant, dramatic incidents," said Const. Jason Michalyshen, spokesperson for Winnipeg police.
Ronnie Kakegamick, 21, died after being stabbed on Flora Avenue around 4 a.m. on Saturday.
Minutes before the stabbing, Kakegamick was on his bike and was almost hit by a stolen car speeding through the neigbourhood. Kakegamick and a group of friends were looking for his brother who was believed to be threatening suicide.
Kakegamick managed to escape from the path of the stolen vehicle. Suspects had allegedly carjacked and assaulted a man on Maryland Street. They then drove the stolen vehicle through the North End, hitting a bicyclist, smashing into a taxi and a police car and almost hitting Kakegamick before officers managed to catch the suspects. No one was seriously hurt by the stolen vehicle.
Police said, however, the vehicle "was being used as a weapon."
Shortly after avoiding being hit by the stolen vehicle, Kakegamick got into an argument with someone and was stabbed and later died, said police.
His family is struggling with the loss.
"He was loving…a very caring person. They had no right to take him away from us," said Eric Ross, Kakegamick's brother.
Kakegamick's girlfriend is expecting the couple's fourth child.
"This one won't even get to know her dad," said Tricia Raven, Kakegamick's girlfriend.
A 17-year-old suspect has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing of Kakegamick. The suspect made a court appearance Monday.
Police would not comment on a possible motive and only said the suspect and victim had an argument before the stabbing.
- with a report from CTV's Stacey Ashley