Winnipeg Police has released more information on an assault that News 4 first told you about last week.
On August 22, 2022, police were called to a home around 11:30 am in the first block of Woodcrest Drive for the report of a robbery in progress. When officers arrived they found a man in his 70s suffering from serious upper-body injuries. Officers provided emergency medical care until paramedics arrived. The victim was taken to hospital in unstable condition. His injuries are described as life-altering.
A male in his 30s was arrested inside the residence. Police say that the man had forced his way into the home when the door was answered, armed himself with a weapon and assaulted the victim. A 64-year-old female in the home at the time of the assault was able to flee to a neighbour’s home and call police.
Investigators have determined that on the previous night the same suspect had broken into another home in the same block. The male scared the senior female resident from the property and then began to steal items from the home including keys to the victim’s vehicle. The robber fled in the stolen vehicle before police arrived.
Police say that they believe the incident was random. The victims and accused were not known to each other prior to the incidents.
34-year-old Clarence Harvey Murdock has been charged for his alleged involvement with Break Enter & Commit Aggravated Assault (Dwelling House), Break Enter & Theft Over $5000 (Dwelling House), two counts of Forcible Confinement, Possession of a Weapon, Fail to Comply with Probation Order, Warrant (Fail to Comply Probation Order) and Warrant (Uttering Threats – cause Death or Bodily Harm x 3, Cause Disturbance)
Murdock was detained in custody.