Officer Involved Shooting - Update Traffic Restrictions

December 23, 2018 8:13 PM

Traffic restrictions on Valley Road have been removed. 

Traffic restrictions are still in effect for north and south bound traffic on Valley Road between Cedar Villa Road and Township Road 362 and the public is asked to avoid the area.

Traffic leaving Cedar Villa Estates going northbound on Valley Road can still access it via Cedar Villa Road however traffic wanting to go southbound on Valley Road need to drive south on Range Road 3062 then east on Township Road 362.

Once the traffic restrictions are removed an update will be sent out.

December 23, 2018 12:19 PM

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.

(Occurrence Number: 18-134323)