Watchdog to investigate death of man shot by police outside Regina home

REGINA — Saskatchewan's police watchdog is investigating the case of a man shot and killed by police outside a home in Regina over the weekend.

The Saskatchewan Serious Incident Response Team says the shooting happened Sunday afternoon when police attended a residence based on reports a 65-year-old was damaging nearby property.

In the confrontation that followed, a police car was shot at before two officers fired on the man.

He was declared dead at the scene.

The Serious Incident Response Team says investigators recovered a loaded, non-police handgun and several spent cartridges.

The investigation will also examine the circumstances of the man's death.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 21, 2024.

The Canadian Press