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Saskatchewan Mountie shot, injured during rural traffic stop

Last Updated Sep 29, 2019 at 12:50 pm PDT

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Summary

Police first received a complaint Tuesday morning of a possible impaired driver who was speeding near Loon Lake

Officers located the suspected vehicle a few hours later near the village of Mervin

Two corporals approached the vehicle and one was shot

TURTLEFORD — RCMP say an officer is recovering after being shot during a traffic stop in rural Saskatchewan.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Fisher says the Mountie was taken to hospital in Turtleford, east of Lloydminster, with a serious but non life-threatening injury.

He says police first received a complaint Tuesday morning of a possible impaired driver who was speeding near Loon Lake.

Officers located the suspected vehicle a few hours later near the village of Mervin.

Fisher says two corporals approached the vehicle and one was shot.

He says the Mounties then fired their guns and a man who was alone in the vehicle was arrested and taken to a hospital in Saskatoon, also with a non life-threatening injury.

No charges have yet been laid.

“The details of this incident will be determined through an independent, external investigation now underway by the Regina Police Service,” Fisher told reporters at a news conference in Regina.

“We recognize that there are many outstanding questions. Remember that is the purpose of the investigation that has only just begun.”