On January 19, 2024, at about 6:00 p.m., Portage la Prairie RCMP received a report of a fight in progress at a home on Poplar Bay.

Information was received that a 23-year-old man, from Winnipeg, was being assaulted by two suspects, a man and a woman, who then fled the scene. A description of the suspects was given to police.

Officers arrived on the scene and found the two suspects walking nearby and when confronted, attempted to flee, but were arrested after a short on-foot pursuit.

Upon arrest of the two suspects, officers seized a backpack and upon its search, located a modified handgun which had been rigged to fire immediately upon being handled.

No serious injuries were reported, however, one officer required medical attention.

Lawrence Julian Daniels, 25, of Brandon, and Dana Marie Popko, of Winnipeg, were both brought into custody on numerous weapons-related offences.

Portage la Prairie RCMP continue to investigate.