A police officer will face a review board for using his gun, and a Regina man is facing an attempted murder charge after an early morning melee in the city’s North Central area.
The police officer used the gun to fire at a stolen car that the man was using to allegedly run over the cop.
It happened in Regina’s Windsor Place neighborhood Monday at 2:45 a.m.
In an emailed news release, Regina police said officers were in an alleyway on the 700 block of Garnet Street when they noticed the man’s car, which they said was suspicious.
After officers tried to do a traffic stop, the driver put the car in reverse and hit the officers’ cruiser, drove forward, reversed again and hit a power pole.
The officers got out of their cruiser and tried to arrest the man; he drove the vehicle toward them. An “officer in the path of the vehicle discharged his firearm at the vehicle, and it veered away, narrowly missing the officer,” the release said.
He sped away and police officers pursued; the suspect car eventually came to a stop near Walker School, at Campbell Street and 7th Avenue. Police arrested the 22-year-old man there.
They charged him with attempted murder, impaired driving, possession of a stolen vehicle and other charges. The man wasn’t hit by the police officer’s gun fire.
The incident will be reviewed by the police service’s Use of Force review board.