Gaston Leroy Genaille of Winnipeg charged with aggravated assault

As previously released, on Friday, September 10th, 2010 at approximately 11:25 p.m., Winnipeg Police Service Uniform Members responded to the rear lane of Selkirk Avenue, near Andrews Street for a report of male that had been set on fire.

Upon arrival officers located a 47 year old male victim in flames. These officers acted quickly and were able to extinguish the fire, thereby preventing further injuries. Emergency Responders attended and the victim was immediately transported to the hospital in critical condition, where he remains at this time.

The on going investigation by members from a variety of units within the Winnipeg Police Service has revealed that the 47 year old male victim was walking in the south lane of Selkirk Avenue between Powers Street and Andrews Street when he was confronted by a suspect male. This male knocked the victim to the ground and began going through the victim’s pockets, where a bottle of liquid was then poured onto him and he was set him on fire.

Gaston Leroy GENAILLE 19 years, of Winnipeg has been charged with the following offences:

– Aggravated assault
– Robbery with violence
– Breach of probation X2

GENAILLE has been detained in custody at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

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