Carrot River RCMP investigating serious assaults on Shoal Lake Cree Nation

Shoal Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan – On January 1, 2022 at approximately 8:50 p.m., Carrot River RCMP received a report of a disturbance on Shoal Lake Cree Nation.

Investigation has determined that a series of physical altercations occurred between a group of individuals and that two men had been injured at a residence in the community. One adult male was transported to hospital with what are described as non-life-threatening injuries.

The other injured male had left the residence in a vehicle. Officers located the vehicle after it left the community and provided first aid until EMS arrived. The male was later transported to hospital in Saskatoon via STARS for what are described as serious injuries.

As a result of investigation, Carrot River RCMP arrested and charged:

Sonny Whitecap of Shoal Lake Cree Nation with:

1 count, assault causing bodily harm, Section 267(b), Criminal Code

1 count, obstruct peace officer, Section 129(a), Criminal Code

1 count, assault, Section 266, Criminal Code

2 counts, uttering threats, Section 264.1(1)(a), Criminal Code

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Denzel Head of Shoal Lake Cree Nation with:

1 count aggravated assault, Section 268, Criminal Code

Both were scheduled to make their first appearance in Melfort Provincial Court via phone on January 4, 2021.

Carrot River RCMP continues to investigate this incident.

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