REGINA — Regina Police are reporting that they have charged a second male youth with first-degree murder in connection to a June 29 incident in which a 14-year old was killed.
The 17-year-old accused, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged also charged with assault with a weapon and unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, both criminal code charges.
The 17-year-old made his first appearance on these charges in Youth Court on Monday, July 4.
Previously a 15-year-old male youth was been charged and appeared in court on Thursday, June 30. That individual is charged with the following Criminal Code offences: first-degree murder, assault with a weapon, discharging a firearm in a reckless manner, two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized and failure to comply with conditions.
According to police, the investigation began Wednesday, June 29, 2022. At approximately 2:20 a.m., Regina Police report they received 911 calls requesting police to an alley in the 1200 block of Rae Street.
When officers arrived, they found a deceased 14 year-old male in the alley, and an injured 32 year-old woman. The woman was taken to hospital by EMS. Additional police resources from Forensic Identification and Major Crimes and the Coroner were requested to take over the investigation. Police say the investigation led to the 17-year-old's arrest late last week.
Regina Police Service will not be releasing the identity of the deceased person, as they are prevented by the Youth Criminal Justice act from releasing the identity of the victim in cases where a homicide victim and the individual accused are youths.