Man arrested in Moose Jaw after opening fire on police

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Man arrested in Moose Jaw after opening fire on police

The Moose Jaw Police Department says the public is no longer at risk in connection with this incident, and no residents were injured during the incident. investigation. (archive)

The Moose Jaw Police Service has arrested 32-year-old Calgary man Jirard Saddleback in connection with an emergency alert issued Friday night.

Jirard Saddleback was also wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, unlawfully at large outside of Calgary, Alberta.

  • Attempted murder

  • Possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking

  • Possession of a firearm prohibited

  • Possession of property obtained by crime

Police indicate that d other charges may be added.

During the incident, the police established a security perimeter, while the tactical team undertook research in the surroundings. (archived)

On October 21, 2022, Moose Jaw Police Department investigators determined that firearms were found at a residence on 4th Avenue.

Officers obtained a search warrant.

When Moose Jaw police attended the site with the Regina Police Service Tactical Unit, an individual opened fire, targeting the officers, and then fled, according to a statement issued by the Moose Jaw Police Department.

No officers were shot or injured , according to the press release.

At approximately 9:50 p.m., gunshots were reported to police from a residence on Ross Street West. Police attended the scene and found an individual in a backyard on Ross Street, the statement read.

The Dealing Team in Situation of crisis discussed with the individual, in order to encourage him to surrender.

At 10:36 p.m., the police arrested him without incident.

Three other men and one woman were arrested in connection with this incident. Charges will be determined based on the progress of the investigation. (Archives)

Jirard Saddleback will appear in Moose Jaw Provincial Court on Monday, October 24, 2022.

The Moose Jaw Police Service Moose Jaw says the public is no longer at risk in connection with this incident, and no residents were injured during the investigation.

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