(CBC News) – The Regina Police Service will be investigating a shooting incident involving an RCMP officer in Manitoba.
A man, identified by band officials as 28-year-old Craig Peters, was shot by police during a disturbance on the Long Plain First Nation early Saturday.
He is in stable condition in a Winnipeg hospital.
Police said the discharge of a weapon by an RCMP officer automatically triggers a review.
Two investigators of the Regina Police Service are being brought in to lead the investigation. The RCMP Serious Crime Unit is helping, if required.
The chief of the reserve, David Meeches, told CBC News that police were called Saturday morning about a man who was allegedly assaulting people with a baseball bat. Meeches said a male police officer shot the man, whom he identified as Peters.
RCMP said their officers are trained to shoot only when they feel their lives, or the lives of others, are in danger. Four people from the reserve were injured in the alleged assault.
Meeches says he’s already spoken with police about the review.
“We have agreed that one of our community members … our head of security … will be a participant in the review,” said Meeches.