A 14-year old male will face firearms-related charges as the result of an incident this afternoon in north-west Regina.
At approximately 12:51 p.m., on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, the RPS Communications Centre received a report of a male, outside a business in the 5500 block of Rochdale Boulevard, who allegedly pointed what appeared to be a firearm at another person. The early information received was that the suspect then walked away, putting the firearm into a bag. The victim was able to give the name of the suspect, as well as a detailed description of the youth. The suspect was detained and then arrested by police a short distance away, as he was entering a nearby school property. A firearm was recovered and found to be a CO2-powered BB gun. The weapon will be assessed by firearms experts at RPS as part of the investigation.
The male youth, who cannot be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, will be charged with:
– Possession of a Weapon for a Purpose Dangerous to Public Peace [88 CC];
– Use of a Firearm in the Commission of an Indictable Offence [85(1)(a) CC];
– Pointing a Firearm [87 CC]; and
– Carrying a Concealed Weapon [90 CC].
The accused will be released on an Officer Undertaking to appear in Youth Court on February 20, 2020. There will also be a follow-up Violent Threat Risk Assessment, or VTRA, by a committee involving police, the school and other community partners, in order to determine appropriate next steps.