The Regina Police Service now confirms that the death of a male, found critically injured last Friday in a residence in the 4400 block of Dewdney Avenue, is being investigated as homicide. This is the 4th homicide in Regina in 2020. The deceased person has been identified as 49 year-old Rodney Troy RUBERRY, of Regina. His family has been notified of his death and this new development in this investigation. At this time, there have been no arrests of suspects in this case.
The Regina Police Service acknowledges it is unusual to have four homicides in any calendar month, and even more unusual that these homicides have all taken place in the first month of 2020. These investigations have involved every section of the Police Service: the Communications Centre, Patrol, Victims Services, Forensic Identification, a number of Investigative Services Division Units, and Major Crimes, to name a few, as well as partners like the Saskatchewan Coroners Service. Through diligent, collective effort, police have made arrests and laid charges in two of these homicides, which has an immediate positive impact on public safety. All of the investigations are still ongoing and, in these early stages, there is no evidence that these cases are connected.
This investigation began when police were dispatched to the 4400 block of Dewdney Avenue at approximately 3:19 p.m., on Friday, January 24, 2020. When police arrived, they discovered a male who was in medical distress and requested EMS. The male was transported to hospital and at approximately 4:28 p.m., he was pronounced deceased. Officers maintained security of the scene and requested additional resources, including the Coroner.
This homicide investigation is ongoing, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service. Anyone who may have information that could assist police is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).