A 32 year-old Regina male is facing a total of six charges in connection with a firearms incident in the city yesterday (July 28th).
On Thursday, July 28, 2020, at approximately 5:05 p.m., police were dispatched to a weapons offence in the 2800 block of Dewdney Avenue. The initial information indicated a male was seen chasing a female down the street and an object, which appeared to be a firearm, fell out of his backpack. The caller indicated the male picked up the gun and put it in his waistband before following the female into a building on the 2800 block. Several police units responded. The male was then seen leaving the building, heading northbound. Police were able to locate a male matching the description of the suspect. The suspect initially ran from police, but then heeded police commands, stopped, and was safely taken into custody. The apparent, tactical-style firearm in his waistband was a BB-gun and there was a sawed-off .22 calibre rifle found in the backpack. The firearms were seized by police and the male was charged. The identity of the female is still unknown.
Thirty-two year-old Bruce Ray TAYPOTAT, of Regina, is charged with:
- Store firearm contrary to regulations [86(2) CC];
- 2 X Possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to public peace [88 CC];
- 2 X Carry concealed weapon [90 CC]; and
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm [91(1) CC].
TAYPOTAT will make his first appearance on these charges for Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday (today), July 29, 2020.