Saskatoon Police continue to investigate an incident Saturday night where a member of the department was involved in a shooting that left a 27 year-old man dead.
Police provided an update on what happened on Sunday.
They say just before 8 p.m, they were notified about a report from Warman RCMP of an adult man in distress who was driving toward Saskatoon while making threats to himself and law enforcement officers. He was also in possession of a handgun
A tire deflation device was used to disable the vehicle at Dundonald Avenue and Valley Road.
At that point, members of both Saskatoon police and RCMP encountered the man who would not comply to demands being made and fired his gun which resulted in a member of the Saskatoon police firing his gun which struck the 27-year-old. He was rushed to hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
Police say the man had been in contact with several individuals during the incident including members of the Saskatoon Police Service’s Crisis Negotiation Unit.
The name of the man is not being released. None of the officers involved suffered physical injury.
The Ministry of Justice has been contacted with a request for independent oversight being made.