Acting Police Chief in Saskatoon, Mark Chatterbok says charges have yet to be laid after an incident in the city’s downtown on Wednesday that resulted in officers exchanging gun shots with a 34-year-old man.
Police were called to the scene downtown around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon for the report of a man attempting to break into a vehicle.
When they arrived the man would not comply with officers who were forced to fire a taser and bean bag weapons at the suspect.
In a news release Saskatoon Police say both of those options were ineffective.
Police were then forced to fire at the suspect after he pulled a weapon out and began shooting towards them.
The man was hit in the shoulder, arrested and taken to hospital where he remains today with non-life threatening injuries.
Chief Chatterbok said the officers involved will be on administrative duties while the investigation unfolds.
“They’re going to be on administrative leave for a short period of time while the investigation is done, then we’ll reassess things after that,” Chatterbok told reporters in Saskatoon on Thursday.
No officers were seriously injured in the event, and no injuries to by-standers were reported.