A 24 year-old Regina male is facing numerous charges, including a charge of first degree murder, after a series of incidents in May 2019. The murder charge is in relation to the murder of 21 year-old Isaiah Terrel AKACHUK, of Regina.
The charges are in relation to the following incidents:
On May 17, 2019, at approximately 3:08 a.m., police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Rae Street for a weapons offence. Police located a victim who sustained injuries consistent with a bladed weapon. EMS attended and the victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
On Saturday, May 18, 2019, at approximately 12:04 a.m., police were dispatched to the area of 7th Avenue and Garnet Street in Regina. Information received in the call indicated a male was lying on the sidewalk. Police officers arrived and started emergency first-aid on the victim until EMS arrived on scene. The male, later identified as Isaiah AKACHUK, was transported to hospital and was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Then at approximately 12:11 a.m., May 18, 2019, police were dispatched to the area of Dewdney Avenue and Garnet Street for what was initially reported as an incident of aggressive driving and a possible discharge of a firearm. Police and EMS attended to the area and located a 29 year-old female who had sustained an apparent gunshot wound. EMS transported the victim to hospital for treatment of injuries described as serious. Police learned this altercation may have started in the 1400 block of Edward Street.
Following these incidents, at approximately 12:33 a.m., May 18, 2019, patrol members were dispatched to a business in the 900 block of Victoria Avenue for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. Three young people, ages 15, 16 and 17, had just come out of the business when a vehicle pulled up and one of the occupants of the vehicle pointed what appeared to be a firearm at one of the victims. The suspects demanded personal property from the victims and then fled in the vehicle.
Hours later at approximately 4:45 a.m., May 18, 2019, police located a truck, which was confirmed to be stolen, in the area of 23rd Avenue and Hillsdale Street. The truck was travelling southbound on Hillsdale Street when its speed increased and ran a red light at an intersection. Police activated emergency equipment but the truck did not pull to the side of the road, and the truck continued to travel at a high rate of speed. Police discontinued the pursuit for safety concerns and later found the vehicle, abandoned.
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at approximately 10:40 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of 14th Avenue and Reynolds Street. for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. A victim was walking in the area when a vehicle pulled up beside him. An occupant of the truck pointed what appeared to be a firearm, and demanded personal property.
Following this, at approximately 10:51 p.m., May 21, 2019, police were dispatched to hospital for a report of a 29 year-old male, who had sustained injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. Through investigation into this shooting incident, police determined the shooting had just taken place in the 1900 block of Montreal Street.
The RPS Communications Centre then received a call from an individual, reporting a firearm had been discharged from a grey truck at 7th Avenue and Retallack Street, at approximately 10:53 p.m., May 21, 2019. There is no known injury associated to this event.
At approximately 11:06 p.m., May 21, 2019, police were again dispatched to the area of 2nd Avenue and Garnet Street for a report of a 38 year-old male who had also sustained injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. Injuries to this victim were deemed to be non-life-threatening.
Then at approximately 11:08 p.m., May 21, 2019, police were dispatched to the area of 3rd Avenue and Athol Street for a report of 41 year-old male who had sustained apparent gunshot injuries. A suspect pointed a firearm at the victim and discharged it, striking him. Injuries to this victim were deemed to be serious, but non-life-threatening.
On May 28, 2019, police received a report of shoplifting that occurred on May 17, 2019 at a business on the 4500 block of Gordon Road. A male and a female entered the business, collected several items, and exited the business without paying for the items.
Investigation into these eleven incidents led to the arrest of a 24 year-old Regina male.
Twenty-four year-old Jamie Rae MUNROE, of no fixed address, Regina, is charged with:
- First degree murder [235(1) CC];
- 7 x Attempt to commit murder using a firearm [239(1)(A.1) CC];
- 4 x Disguise with intent [351(2) CC];
- 3 x Armed robbery using a firearm [344(1)(A.1) CC];
- Attempt to commit murder [239(1)(B) CC];
- Pointing a firearm [87 CC];
- Theft shoplifting under $5000 [334(B) CC];
- 2 x Drive while prohibited by an order [320.18 CC];
- Operate conveyance dangerous to public [320.13(1) CC];
- Failure to stop after an accident [320.16(1) CC]; and
- Flight from a peace officer [320.17 CC].
MUNROE appeared in Provincial Court for these charges on July 4, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.