Police are requesting information from the public to assist in the investigation into a stabbing incident last night on Elizabeth Crescent. A 47 year-old male is in hospital and a Regina Police Service member is being described as a hero for his actions at the scene. Police are still looking for the suspect in this case.
At approximately 11:10 p.m. last night, Thursday, November 5, 2015, police were dispatched to a house on Elizabeth Crescent for a report of a male who’d been stabbed by an unknown assailant. EMS was also staging to attend, but police first had to ensure that there was no further threat to public safety. When the officers arrived, they found a 47 year-old male, who was the victim of an apparent stabbing, who was bleeding profusely from a significant wound to his arm. One of the officers applied a tourniquet above the wound, while other police officers summoned EMS, searched the area for the suspect and gathered additional evidence. The victim was then taken to hospital by EMS for treatment. The attending physician later advised that the victim would likely have died if not for the officer’s quick thinking and response to the situation.
Preliminary investigation indicates the victim heard someone outside his residence and went outside to investigate. For reasons that are not yet clear, an altercation developed between the victim and the suspect, with the victim, at one point, chasing the suspect with a bat. It’s then alleged the suspect attacked the victim with a knife before fleeing the scene. The suspect is described as male, Aboriginal, approximately 20-25 years old, wearing a dark hoodie, jeans and a hat. The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Police are hoping someone may have seen all or part of this event, or may be able to identify the suspect. Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.