(2017-10-13: Update: Second suspect charged. File concluded barring further evidence)
A fifteen-year-old male has been charged in connection with the discharge of a firearm and robbery that occurred on April 25, 2017, that injured a 25 year-old female.
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, around 8:45 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of 2200 block Broad Street for a report of a robbery, involving a firearm. The information in the call indicated the victim – a 25 year-old female – was approached by two young males, who pointed what appeared to be handguns at her face and demanded her belongings. The victim hesitated and both males shot her in the face two or three times. The males fled as the victim made her way to a nearby business to call 9-1-1. Police did an immediate area check with negative results. They and EMS attended to the victim and it was determined that her injuries were not life-threatening. Police believe the weapons were pellet guns based on the victim’s injuries and other evidence. A canine team started a track in the area, but was unable to locate the suspects. The victim was taken to hospital by EMS for assessment and treatment of her injuries; she was later released.
The accused is 15 years of age and will not be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. He is charged with:
- Armed Robbery Using a Restricted Firearm or Prohibited Weapon [sec 344(1)(A), CC];
- Discharge Air Gun or Pistol with Intent [Sec 244.1(A), CC];
- Fail to Comply with Disposition [Sec 137 YCJA];
- Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order [Sec 117.01(1), CC];
The youth made his first court appearance on these charges in Youth Court at 2:00 p.m. today, Thursday, October 5, 2017.
This investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with further information is asked to call the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.