Saskatchewan

Alleged gunman shot by police charged

A Melfort, Sask. man who was shot by the RCMP Saturday after allegedly pointing a gun will appear in Nipawin provincial court Wednesday facing a series of criminal charges.
A Melfort, Sask. man who was shot by the RCMP Saturday after allegedly pointing a gun will appear in Nipawin provincial court Wednesday to face a series of criminal charges.

Joseph Longman, 45, is charged with uttering threats, pointing a firearm and other firearm offences, assault with a weapon, criminal flight from police and dangerous driving, the RCMP said Wednesday.

The charges stem from a series of incidents that started shortly after midnight on Saturday. Police were called to a domestic dispute where there was a complaint about a man with a gun.

Police followed a vehicle and allege a man got out with a long gun. The driver's subsequent actions led to officers firing shots at him, police said.

The man was taken to hospital and treated for injuries that police said were not life threatening. He has since been remanded in custody, police said.

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