A Regina Police Service member discharged a CEW, commonly known as a Taser, in the apprehension and arrest of a 29 year-old Regina male on Thursday April 13, 2017.
On Thursday April 13, 2017, at approximately 03:17pm, Regina Police Service members were dispatched to a domestic related call for service in a residence in the 600 block of Wascana Street. Upon arriving on scene, officers learned a 29 year-old male had allegedly assaulted a female and was arrestable for assault with a weapon, uttering threats and had outstanding arrest warrants. The male had barricaded himself in a room and was advising officers he was going to harm himself with a knife.
After a short period of communication with male, the door to the room was breached as officers didn’t know if the male was harming himself. The male was uncooperative, actively resistant and assaultive towards police. A police officer discharged a CEW and the male was successfully taken into custody without incident. The suspect was transported to hospital by EMS where he was assessed and released. He was then transported to RPS detention and subsequently charged. The officers and the male were not injured as a result of the incident.
Twenty-nine year-old Barry APOOCH, of Regina, is charged with Assault with a Weapon [267(a) CC], Uttering Threats [264.1(1)(A) CC] and Mischief Under $5000 [430(4) CC] . He was released with conditions to attend Provincial Court on April 27th, 2017.