Saskatoon police open fire and kill armed suspect
When they arrived, the police heard shots of fire.
During an intervention Thursday evening, Saskatoon police officers opened fire and killed a gunman.
A A crew from the Saskatoon City Police Department was dispatched to the Mayfair neighborhood at approximately 5:45 p.m. after authorities were advised that a man with a gun was in an apartment house.
When they arrived, the police heard gunshots. The suspect also reportedly pointed his weapon at law enforcement.
On entering the building, the police came face to face with the armed suspect. This one would have pointed his weapon in their direction.
Members of the Tactical Support Unit then decided to enter the building to ensure the safety of those inside.
On entering the building , the police came face to face with the armed suspect. He pointed his gun in their direction. The police then fired on the man, fatally wounding him.
The latter, aged 36, was wanted by the La Loche detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.< /p>
The man was in breach of his bail conditions. He had also removed his remote monitoring device.
No police officers were injured in the incident.
Support to the family of the deceased is offered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Victim Assistance Service.
An investigation into the shooting will be conducted by the Regina Police Service, assisted by the Saskatchewan Serious Incident Response Team.
An investigation into the shooting will be conducted by the Regina Police Service, assisted by the Saskatchewan Serious Incident Response Team. The Saskatoon Police Service has also requested that two independent observers assist in the investigation.