The Saskatoon Police Major Crime Section is continuing to investigate an officer involved shooting which occurred at approximately 9:20 p.m., December 22, 2018.
Just prior to 8:00 p.m. the SPS was notified that Warman RCMP were responding to a report of an adult male in distress. He was reported to be driving a vehicle heading toward Saskatoon while making threats to harm himself and law enforcement officers, and was in possession of a handgun. The RCMP utilized a tire deflation device, partially disabling the subject vehicle. Members of SPS Patrol simultaneously responded to the scene near Dundonald Avenue and Valley Road. SPS and RCMP members encountered the adult male who refused to comply with officer commands and fired his gun. Officers perceived a threat and engaged. He was transported to hospital where he was declared deceased. Throughout the incident the adult male had been in contact by phone with several individuals including members of the SPS Crisis Negotiation Unit.
The Ministry of Justice has been contacted and a request for independent oversight has been made. At this stage information is still being collected and will be thoroughly reviewed.
The identity of the 27 year old male subject will not be released at this time. An autopsy is pending and further information will be released when it becomes available. None of the officers involved in the incident suffered physical injury.
Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime and Forensic Identification Unit members are investigating an officer-involved shooting.
The incident began at approximately 8:00 p.m. this evening and took place in the vicinity of Valley Road and Dundonald Avenue. The subject involved was transported to hospital where he was declared deceased.
Further details will be provided on December 23, 2018.