The Regina Police Service is currently investigating an attempted murder which occurred early Saturday morning (June 24, 2023).
Patrol officers were called to the intersection of Victoria Avenue and St. John Street shortly after 5:00 a.m. for a report of an injured female lying in the street. When they arrived, they found the victim suffering from apparent stab wounds.
Officers located the suspect who was nearby in a truck. As officers approached the vehicle, the suspect backed up at a high rate of speed and ran over the female victim. Officers ordered the suspect to stop and exit the vehicle. The suspect refused and began to drive at a high rate of speed towards officers and the victim. In an attempt to stop the driver, officers discharged their firearms. No injuries occurred as a result of the discharge and the driver ran over the victim a second time at a high rate of speed before fleeing the area.
Officers followed the suspect vehicle and arrested him a short time later in a rural location northeast of Regina.
EMS transported the victim to hospital for treatment of her injuries.
As a result of this investigation, 54 year-old Tony HUDSON is charged with:
- 2 x Attempt to Commit Murder [CC 239(1)(B)];
- Operate a Conveyance Dangerous to the Public [CT 320.13(1)];
- Flight from Peace Officer [CT 320.17]; and
- Failure to Stop After Accident That Results in Bodily Harm
HUDSON will make his first appearance on these charges in Regina Provincial Court, Monday, June 29, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.
The discharge of the officer’s firearms, as well as the pursuit of the vehicle, will be the subject of two review boards by the Regina Police Service: a Use of Force Review and Pursuit Review. In addition, the Saskatchewan Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) will monitor these two reviews. All uses of force are also reported to the Saskatchewan Police Commission.
The investigation in ongoing.