The Regina Police Service, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service, is continuing investigation into the death of an adult male that occurred in the 2200 block of 14th Avenue on December 30, 2022. This investigation now includes an independent observer, appointed by Saskatchewan Justice.
At approximately 3:44 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2022, police were dispatched to a residence in the 2200 block of Smith Street, to apprehend a male identified as an unwanted guest and an individual wanted on warrants. Police officers went to the residence, but could not summon anyone to the door; all was quiet inside. Minutes later, those officers attended to a nearby address in the 2200 block of 14th Avenue, where they located a male with a weapon. NOTE: The following circumstances and actions are yet to be thoroughly investigated, but preliminary information indicates the weapon was discharged and the male fell to the floor. There were two police officers at the scene when this occurred, but it is believed there was no physical contact between police and the suspect, nor did the officers discharge their firearms. The officers requested EMS and other units. EMS confirmed the male subject was deceased. Police confirmed the safety of other residents of the building and secured the scene. It was determined that the deceased person was the male identified as the unwanted guest in the earlier call for service in the 2200 block of Smith Street.
The name of the deceased male will not be released at this time. As police were at the scene with the intention of arresting the adult male, this incident will be investigated as an “in custody death”. The Regina Police Service contacted Saskatchewan Justice to advise them of this incident. Saskatchewan Justice will appoint an independent observer to oversee this investigation.