Police watchdog to investigate fatal shooting of 65-year-old man by Regina police

The province’s Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) is investigating the fatal shooting of a 65-year-old man by police in Regina on Sunday.

It happened outside a home on the 1100 block of Garry Street in the Rosemont-Mount Royal neighborhood.

“At approximately 3:35 pm, a confrontation occurred outside the residence between the 65-year-old man and members of RPS (the Regina Police Service),” SIRT said in a news release.

“During these events, a marked RPS patrol vehicle was struck by several gunshots, and two RPS members discharged their service firearms, striking the man.”

It was not the first time police had gone to the address, the news release said. There had been calls in the preceding days about someone damaging neighboring property. However, when officers arrived, they could not find the man.

On Sunday, police received another report about the man and officers arrived at the location at 1:07 pm, the news release said.

Police made contact with the man, surrounded the house and then went to a judge to get permission to get into the home.

The fatal confrontation happened about two and a half hours after they arrived.

“During the course of SIRT’s investigation, a loaded, non-police handgun and several spent cartridges were recovered from the incident scene and have been secured as exhibits,” the release said.

Regina police will continue investigating the original incident.