The Regina Police Service, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner, has begun a death investigation into the death of a Regina male on Friday, June 3, 2016 at a residence on Bedford Crescent. (Note: this incident has no known connection to a SWAT/Negotiators callout on Britannia Place that began earlier in the day.)
At approximately 2:50 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016, police were dispatched to a residence on Bedford Crescent for a weapons call. The information received indicated that an adult male was in possession of a firearm and behaving aggressively, threatening harm to others and himself. Police arrived at the residence and heard what sounded like a gunshot. The officers approached the house to investigate further. They saw a male in the back yard of the residence with a firearm. There was the sound of another gunshot and the male collapsed. The police officers did not have any physical contact with the male, nor did they discharge their firearms. EMS was immediately called to the scene to render emergency medical assistance. The male died at the scene. The Coroner was requested, along with investigators from the Major Crimes section. The Regina Police Service is investigating this death, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner.
In consideration that this incident may be regarded as an “in custody death”, the Regina Police Service has contacted Saskatchewan Justice to advise them of this incident. A decision will be made by Saskatchewan Justice as to whether or not an independent observer will be assigned to oversee this investigation.