On December 17,2018, at approximately 2:45 a.m. police observed a suspicious vehicle at the back of a residence in the 700 block of Garnet Street. Police attempted a traffic stop, when the vehicle went into reverse and struck the police vehicle, then drove forward and reversed again, striking a power pole. Officers exited the police vehicle in an attempt to arrest the male. The vehicle then drove towards officers. A police officer in the path of the vehicle discharged his firearm at the vehicle, and it veered away, narrowly missing the officer.
The vehicle then fled the alley at a high rate of speed, travelling westbound on 2nd Avenue and did not stop for police vehicles with emergency equipment activated. The vehicle came to rest in the area of 7th Avenue and Campbell Street, where the male was arrested.
The 22 year-old male was arrested at the scene and treated by EMS for minor injuries. The male was not struck by firearm discharge. Once the male was in custody, a drug recognition evaluation determined that the male was impaired. Investigation also determined that the vehicle was stolen.
Twenty-two year-old Michael William YOUNG, of Regina, is charged with:
- Attempt murder [CC 239];
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 [CC 355(A)];
- Drive while ability impaired [CT 253(1)(A)];
- Fail to stop at scene of accident [CT 252(1)];
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle[CT 249(1)(A)];
- Drive while disqualified [CT 259(4)]; and
- Fail to comply with probation order [CC 733.1(1)].
YOUNG makes his first appearance in court on these charges today, Monday, December 17, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
The discharge of the police firearm will be reviewed as a use of force. Reports have been submitted to the Service’s Use of Force Review board.