A 26 year-old Regina male is facing numerous firearms-related charges after police investigation into the alleged discharge of a firearm in a Regina neighbourhood early yesterday morning (Tuesday).
On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at approximately 5:45 a.m., police units were dispatched to the 1000 block of Wascana Street, after the Communications Centre received reports of two gunshots in the area. Police arrived and observed a number of people in the basement of a residence. Officers set up a close perimeter and challenged the occupants to come out of the house. In all, seven people came out of the house and were taken into custody without incident. A search of the residence produced a loaded .45 calibre handgun; a loaded, 12-gauge, sawed-off shotgun; and an assortment of ammunition. After further investigation, it was determined there were no charges warranted against six of the individuals in custody, so they were released. The fifth person faces a total of twelve criminal charges.
Twenty-six year-old Marlon Roland WHITEHAWK, of Regina, is charged with:
- 2 X Possession of a Firearm, Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized, s. 92(1) CC;
- 2 X Possession of a Loaded Restricted Firearm with Ammunition, s. 95(1)(a) CC;
- Possession of a Restricted Firearm Obtained by Crime, s. 96(1) CC;
- 2 X Store Firearm Contrary to Regulations, s. 86(2) CC;
- Possession of Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered With; s. 108(1)(b) CC; and
- 4 X Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order, s. 117.01(1) CC.
WHITEHAWK will make his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on September 28, 2022.