3 men charged in shooting of man attempting to sell phone: Winnipeg police

Three men are facing a slate of charges after a man was shot while attempting to sell a phone he advertised in online classifieds. The shooting occurred on Saturday afternoon, say police.

Officers found the victim, a man in his 30s, around 2:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Stadacona Street.

They provided emergency medical care until he could be brought to the hospital in unstable condition. He was later upgraded to stable.

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Half an hour later, police spotted three suspects driving through the area and took them into custody.

A search of the vehicle allegedly turned up the stolen phone, a .22 calibre rifle with a suppressor and the serial number removed, a .22 handgun, $1,856 in cash, 20 grams of cocaine and several Percocet pills.

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Investigators believe the two parties got into an argument during the phone sale before the shooting started, and the phone was subsequently stolen.

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Two men, Jayden Neil Travis Firth, 22, and Franco John Dixon, 21, remain in custody facing a long list of firearms-related charges, along with armed robbery, possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime under $5,000.

A 27-year-old man was also arrested and faces a handful of firearms charges and one charge for possession of Oxycodone, but was released on a promise to appear in court.

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