Saskatchewan

Man shot by Regina police charged with assault

A 22-year-old man who was shot and wounded by Regina police last week has been charged with assault with a weapon and other offences.
Martinac Crescent was cordoned off on Oct. 19, after Regina police shot a 22-year-old man who they say was threatening officers with a knife. (CBC)

A 22-year-old man who was shot and wounded by Regina police last week has been charged with assault with a weapon.

David Andrew Cory Zwicker has also been charged with possessing a weapon dangerous to the public and breach of a court undertaking, police said in a release Monday.

Police say Zwicker was shot in the abdomen shortly after midnight on Oct. 19, after he refused to drop a knife despite repeated orders from two officers to do so.

The shooting took place on Martinac Crescent in the city's northwest. Zwicker was taken to hospital, where police say he is recovering from his injuries.

The police officers who were involved in the incident have been assessed and are back on active duty, according to the release.

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