The Regina Police Service is continuing its investigation into an alleged firearms offence that occurred on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, in the 2600 block of Dewdney Avenue.
When the call was received at 12:41 p.m., the initial information indicated that a female suspect approached a dark-blue and grey truck and pointed what appeared to be a firearm at a passenger in the truck. The caller said the suspect appeared to fire into the passenger window; however the same caller reported hearing clicks, not bangs. The suspect then got into the passenger side of a grey car, which fled the scene. The truck was also gone by the time police arrived onscene. Several police units dispatched to the area took up various tasks including interviews, an evidence search and an area search which eventually located both vehicles. When police did a high-risk traffic stop on the suspect car, there were no passengers, only a male driver. The vehicle was seized for further investigation; police did find BBs and CO2 cartridges in the vehicle, but no firearm or pellet gun. The driver of the suspect vehicle was initially detained, but then released with no charge at this time. Neither occupant of the “victim” truck appeared to know the female suspect. The female passenger acknowledged that an altercation had occurred between her and the suspect, but she appeared to be unaware that a firearm or imitation firearm was present. The female was unharmed.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has information that could assist police is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). The Regina Police Service reminds residents that any offence involving what appears to be a firearm will be treated with urgency, because of the potential risk to public safety. Even if the object that looks like a firearm turns out to be an imitation, police officers responding to the scene will treat it as real, until they know otherwise.