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Man shot by Saskatoon police faces charges

A 27-year-old man was shot outside an apartment building by a Saskatoon police officer during a domestic dispute investigation. Phillip Bollman / Global News

A man who was shot by a Saskatoon police officer during a domestic dispute call is facing charges.

Police said they were called to an apartment in the 1100 block of Avenue W North during the afternoon of Dec. 23, 2020, for a report of a domestic altercation.

During the investigation, the 27-year-old man was shot outside the apartment building.

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Police said at the time he was armed with a knife.

He was taken to hospital for the treatment of what police said were non-life-threatening injuries.

The Regina Police Service (RPS) was brought in to lead the investigation.

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On Tuesday, members of the RPS major crime section charged Tikkanen Wayne Lee with two counts of assaulting a police officer. He is also charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

Police said he is also facing two additional weapon-related charges not related to the Dec. 23 shooting.

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Lee appeared in court by video on Wednesday afternoon.

Saskatoon police said they brought in RPS to conduct the investigation to ensure greater independence during an investigation of a police-involved incident.

The force also asked the provincial government to appoint an independent investigation observer to ensure transparency.

RPS continues to investigate the incident.

With a file from Thomas Piller

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