Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Search Ends with Gunfire after Man Shot Dead on Saskatchewan Reserve: RCMP

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Search Ends with Gunfire after Man Shot Dead on Saskatchewan Reserve: RCMP

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Suspect dead after search on reserve:RCMP

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REGINA - Police say the search for the suspect in a fatal shooting on a northern Saskatchewan reserve has ended with gunfire and the man's death.

RCMP told residents of the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation to stay inside their homes on Tuesday after a shooting outside the community's health centre left a 56-year-old man dead.

Police searched for a man who was spotted leaving the scene on an ATV and wearing camouflage, but they did not confirm whether he was connected to the shooting.

Late in the afternoon, police say they located a 59-year-old man on the First Nation who investigators think was the suspect.

They say in a news release that while police were at the scene, a firearm was discharged, and the man was later pronounced dead in hospital in Shellbrook.

The release says RCMP did not fire their weapons. …

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