A 29 year-old Regina male is facing a charge of Attempted Murder, as well as auto-theft-related offences, as the result of an investigation on Sunday, November 3rd in which a Regina Police Service officer sustained serious injuries. In the arrest, a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW), commonly called a taser, was deployed against the suspect.
On Sunday, November 3, 2019, at about 3:45 p.m., uniformed patrol members were dispatched to a parkade in the 2100 block of Saskatchewan Drive for a report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle, a 2005 GMC Jimmy, was parked in the parkade and was not occupied when police arrived. It was confirmed to be a stolen vehicle to the attending officers. One suspect returned to the vehicle; a second suspect walked away from the scene, upon seeing police. An officer challenged the male who had climbed into the driver’s seat. At that point the suspect resisted and is alleged to have stabbed the officer multiple times. The officer retreated and was joined by two other officers. The suspect attempted to flee and, in taking the suspect into custody, a CEW was deployed. The officers got the suspect into custody without further incident and also rendered emergency first-aid to the injured officer. EMS transported the officer to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.
Twenty-nine year-old Jordan STIRLING, of Regina is charged with:
- Attempted Murder [239(1)(b) CC];
- Breach of Undertaking [145(5.1) CC];
- Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace (knife) [88 CC];
- Theft of Auto [334(b) CC]; and
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 (vehicle) [355(b) CC].
STIRLING will make his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 4, 2019.
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 and will be subject to review by the Regina Police Service Use of Force Committee. The deployment will also be reported as part of use of force reporting to the Saskatchewan Police Commission, which is an independent oversight body.