Regina police are turning to the Ministry of Justice for guidance after a call that ended in a man’s death early Saturday morning.
Police were dispatched to a home in the Glencairn neighbourhood around 2:45 p.m. for a suicide in progress call.
When officers arrived, they found a man with a gun outside a house and tried talking to him.
The man walked away from police when a gunshot was heard.
Officers didn’t have physical contact with the man, nor did they fire their guns.
Paramedics were called to offer emergency medical help, but the man died at the scene.
The office of the chief coroner and investigators from the major crimes unit are helping the Regina Police Service investigate the man’s death.
Should the Ministry of Justice view this incident as an “in custody death,” a subsequent decision will be made by the province as to whether an independent observer will be assigned to oversee this investigation.