(USVI)

Recent question via email from a reader:

“What ever happened to the kid who shot at the Canada Post carrier this winter?”

Well, reader, glad you asked: He’s serving the last few of months of an eight-month sentence recently handed to him by a youth court judge.

According to the 13-year-old’s lawyer, the incident began when the kid threatened to rob the letter carrier of his pepper-spray. Why the Postie was carrying the weapon, I can’t say [most likely dogs].

But when the carrier rebuffed the young man, the young man produced a sawed-off shotgun and fired at him, luckily missing.

There’s really not much more to it.

And yes, the shooter comes from a not-so-great background.

Why a 13-year-old — or rather — how — a 13-year-old gets access to such a weapon is a question for someone else, sadly.

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Question about youth-related crime in Winnipeg? Hit me up in the comments or at my email in the about page.

One thought on “Winnipeg youth crime mailbag

  1. The worst crime is murder. Much of the rest, even fraud and robbery, is reversible over time. I wonder if every person knows about self if he (or she) is capable of killing? Or what is the deepest reason a person wouldn’t actually go and kill someone? Is it some sort of a pledge?

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