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UPDATE: Assault suspect sought

By Portage Daily Graphic, Portage Daily Graphic

Isadore Junior Vermette, 22, is wanted in relation to Wednesday's aggravated assault. (RCMP Supplied)

Isadore Junior Vermette, 22, is wanted in relation to Wednesday's aggravated assault. (RCMP Supplied)

UPDATE

Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to an aggravated assault at a home on McKay Avenue Wednesday morning. The victim was transported to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries, but is in stable condition at this time. Through the course of their investigation, police believe that the suspect and victim were known to each other, and that this was a targeted incident.

The suspect has been identified as Isadore Junior Vermette, a 22-year-old male from Portage la Prairie. He is described as an Indigenous male with a medium build, standing 5-foot-9 and weighing approximately 190 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes, with multiple tattoos on his arms.

Vermette is presently at large on a warrant for his arrest, on criminal charges of aggravated assault, breaking and entering, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and being disguised with intent to commit an offence.

Investigators are asking that anyone with knowledge of this incident contact the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445. Anonymous tips can be made through Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by texting your message to TIPMAN (847626), or through www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

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A victim is in hospital with life-threatening injuries following an assault Wednesday morning in Portage la Prairie.

According to police, at 8:29 a.m., Wednesday morning, Portage la Prairie RCMP were called to a home in the 1400 block of McKay Avenue. Officers learned that a resident of the home had suffered injuries as a result of an aggravated assault. 

The victim was transported to hospital for serious, life-threatening injuries, but is stable at this time. Police do not believe there is a risk to the general public at this time.

The investigation is continuing, with assistance being given by Major Crimes and Forensic Identification units. Investigators are asking that anyone with knowledge of this incident contact the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445. Anonymous tips can be made through Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by texting your message to TIPMAN (847626), or through www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.


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