Man shot by Saskatoon police during domestic dispute call faces charges
SASKATOON -- A 27-year-old man who was shot by Saskatoon police now faces charges.
The charges stem from an officer-involved shooting on Dec. 23. Saskatoon police say they were called to a report of a domestic altercation involving a male armed with a weapon in an apartment in the 1100 block of Avenue W North.
Saskatoon police say that during their response shots were fired, injuring the male.
Due to the nature of the incident, Saskatoon Police Service asked that Regina Police Service lead the investigation.
On Tuesday, Regina police arrested Tikkanen Wayne Lee in Saskatoon and charged him with two counts of assaulting a police officer with a weapon and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, according to a news release.
At the time of his arrest, police say the man possessed a weapon and has been charged with two additional weapon-related offences not associated to the Dec. 23 incident.
“Very traumatic to see, anybody shot, you never want to see that from anybody. The officer would of been either hurt or otherwise even dead, it was that fast,” said area resident Brent Musney, who said he saw the incident.
“(A police officer) told him to put down the weapon about five or six times. He stopped at the edge of street, right at the sidewalk and did the monkey move with the knife. Then all the sudden he bull-rushed her and she shot him five times.”
Lee appeared in court on Wednesday.
The Regina Police Service is continuing to investigate.
With files from Tyler Barrow