A 50 year-old Regina male is facing firearms related charges after an incident on Sunday in which police seized a loaded shotgun from a house in the 1100 block Garnet Street.
On Sunday March 12, 2017, just before 9:00 p.m., police were dispatched to a house in the 1100 block of Garnet Street to assist Mobile Crisis in checking on the welfare of a minor child in the residence. When police approached the house and the front door opened, officers heard what sounded like a firearm being “racked”. A male was in the doorway with his body partially blocked by the door. Officers moved him away from the door and discovered a shotgun behind the door. It was loaded. The male was found to be on a court-ordered prohibition from possessing firearms. The male was arrested and charged with a number of firearms-related offences.
Fifty year-old Murray STONECHILD, DOB: 1966-05-06, of Regina is charged with:
Assault with a Weapon, s. 267(a) CC;
Use of a Firearm During the Commission of an Indictable Offence, s. 85(1)(a) CC;
2 x Careless use of Firearm, s. 86(1) CC;
Possession of a Weapon for a Purpose Dangerous to Public Peace, s. 88 CC;
Possession of a Firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, s. 92(1) CC;
Possession of Prohibited Loaded Firearm, s. 95(1)(a) CC;
Possession of a Firearm obtained in the Commission of an Offence, s. 96(1) CC;
Possession of a Firearm knowing Serial Number has been removed, s. 108(1)(b) CC; and
2 x Possession of Firearm contrary to Prohibition Order, s. 117.01(1) CC.
STONECHILD made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017.