The mayor of Weyburn described a home invasion last weekend that left an 18-year-old man dead as a “tragic loss of youth.”
“Anytime these types of incidents (happen), they always are shocking to the community, especially when it deals with young people and the waste of life,” said Marcel Roy.
On Friday night, 18-year-old Nathan Hutt, along with two other men in their 20s, allegedly broke into a home while armed with a gun.
According to police, a fight broke out inside and shots were fired.
Hutt was one of two men sent to hospital and he died Saturday morning.
Keegan Muxlow, who was inside the home at the time, is charged with second-degree murder in his death.
The two other men face several charges, including breaking-and-entering and firearms offences.
Roy said the last time Weyburn saw a homicide was in 1995, and that this incident does not change the character of the city, which has ranked low in terms of crime rate.
“We’ve always seen ourselves as being a very safe community and we still are,” he said.
With its population just under 11,000 people, Roy said the city is a place where everybody knows each other. He said he knew the families of the men involved in the home invasion.
“We just hope this doesn’t continue forward, that this is just a one-off event that went out of control. We are all very supportive of the families that were involved in this,” he said.