Shots fired at Carnduff RCMP vehicle

Accused in court in Estevan today

September 30, 2019 9:40 am

On September 26, 2019 at 10:15 p.m., an officer from the Carnduff Detachment was transporting to his residence in Carnduff, SK, a 65-year-old male who had been arrested, charged and released for impaired driving and refusal to submit to a breath test.

The accused had been cooperative with the police and was being turned over to his spouse at their residence until his court appearance.

The accused was taken out of the police car by the officer outside of the residence.

They moved inside the double garage attached to the house where they were met by the spouse of the accused.

The accused then told the officer he had to go to the bathroom.

The officer told him not to leave, but the accused continued to walk away toward a door within the garage.

The officer asked the spouse if there was a bathroom in that area; she reported the door does not lead to a bathroom.

The officer got closer to the unknown door when he heard the distinctive sound of a round of a shotgun being chambered.

The officer drew his pistol and backed away from the door as the accused exited the room carrying a shotgun pointed at the ceiling.

The officer told him to drop the shotgun.

The accused instead told his spouse to open the garage door.

He exited the garage and fired rounds at the police car before fleeing on foot.

The officer was not in the police car, but still in the garage.

The officer quickly moved the spouse to safety inside the residence while tracking the armed accused with his pistol.

Additional RCMP members and Police Dog were called to the scene and set a perimeter to contain the accused.

Shortly after the police dog arrived at the scene, the accused walked out of a nearby wooded area, unarmed, and surrendered.

The shotgun was recovered from the wooded area where the accused was hiding.

The accused was taken into custody where he will remain. The accused will make his first court appearance on Monday, September 30, 2019, at the Provincial Court in Estevan.