An adult male and a female youth are facing charges in connection with a weapons offence that happened on the weekend in Regina.
On Saturday, November 26, 2022, just before 8:00 p.m., police were dispatched to the 2500 block of 5th
Avenue to investigate the sound of a gunshot. Police were able to obtain a partial description of the suspects and, a short time later, saw two individuals who matched the description in the 1200 block of Athol Street. Both people were taken into custody without incident. An improvised firearm, also known as a “slam-gun”, as well as a spent shotgun shell, were found in a backpack. One of the suspects: an adult male, was found to be the subject of warrants. The other suspect: a female youth, was charged with possession of the weapon.
The youth cannot be identified in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. She is charged with:
- Carrying a concealed weapon, s. 88 CC; and
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm, s. 91(1) CC.
The accused was released on an undertaking and will make her first court appearance on these charges in Youth Court on December 9, 2022. The adult male was also released on an undertaking, and will make a court appearance in relation to his warrants in Provincial Court on January 9, 2023.