A 31 year-old male is dead and a male youth is in custody after an incident last night, July 8, 2012, in the area of 5th Avenue and Rae Street.
At about 9:57 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2012, police were dispatched to a report of a fight in the area of 5th Avenue and Rae Street. When police arrived at that intersection, EMS was already onscene. Police took a male youth into custody, while about a block west, at 5th and Retallack, EMS was giving emergency medical treatment to an adult male. The male, later identified as a 31 year-old Regina man, was taken to hospital by EMS. At approximately 11:10 p.m., police received word that the 31 year-old male victim had died in hospital. Preliminary investigation indicates that the two males were involved in a fight in the area of 5th Avenue and Rae Street. The male victim has been identified and his next-of-kin notified, but his name will not be released at this time. This is the third homicide in Regina in 2012. There are charges pending against the male suspect in custody, but the details are not available at this early stage in the investigation.
While police have spoken with a number of individuals, investigators are asking that anyone with information to add to this investigation contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.