The Regina Police Service has begun an investigation into an incident that led to an officer’s discharge of firearm and the hospitalization of a 22 year-old male suspect.
The incident began with a call received at approximately 12:17 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, by the Regina Police Service Communications Centre reporting a male, outside a residence on Martinac Crescent, in the city’s north-west. According to information in the call, the male was extremely agitated and armed with a knife. Two Regina Police Service members were the first to arrive on scene. The events that followed are the subject of investigation, but the actions of the police included discharge of a police sidearm at about 12:23 a.m., wounding the 22 year-old suspect. The suspect was taken to hospital and is reported to be in stable condition, after surgery.
The process of investigation into this event includes members of the Major Crimes and Forensic Identification units. The scene of this incident will be held until investigators are satisfied that they have gathered all potential evidence. Other investigators are gathering statements from all officers involved and any potential witnesses, as well as any other information pertinent to this event. Shortly after the incident, notifications were made pursuant to The Police Act, 1990, Section 91.1(1). As per The Police Act, 1990, an independent observer will be appointed by the Ministry of Justice. Chief of Police Troy Hagen will be available for comment at approximately 9:30 a.m. this morning (October 19, 2011) at Regina Police Service Headquarters at 1717 Osler Street. There are no other details available for release at this time.