A 32 year-old male is charged with attempted murder after an incident in the early morning hours of June 5, 2019 where a Conducted Energy Weapon – commonly known as a Taser – was deployed by police.
At approximately 4:50 a.m. on June 5, 2019, police were dispatched to a weapons offence call to a residence on the 1200 block of Athol Street. Several people were inside the residence when an altercation began. It’s alleged a male suspect assaulted one of the residents with a bladed weapon, causing serious injury to the resident. The suspect also allegedly lunged at another resident with the weapon, but did not cause any physical injuries, then fled the residence. Police arrived and located a 24 year-old female victim with injuries, who was transported to hospital by EMS.
Police conducted a search of the area and located the suspect on the 1400 block of Wascana Street. Officers repeatedly demanded that the suspect lay on the ground. In taking the suspect safely into custody, a CEW was deployed.
Thirty-two year-old Isidore Duane FAVEL, of Regina, is charged with:
- Attempt murder [239 CC];
- Assault with a weapon [267(a) CC]; and
- Fail to comply with probation order [733.1(1) CC].
FAVEL will appear in Provincial Court for these charges on June 6, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
The advisory of the CEW deployment is in keeping with the Regina Police Service’s commitment to notify the public each time a CEW is discharged against a person. The use of the CEW has been documented as per policy and will be reviewed by a Use of Force Committee, a committee within the Service. All uses of force are also reported to the Saskatchewan Police Commission – an oversight body independent of the Regina Police Service.