*UPDATE* La Ronge RCMP: Shots fired determined to be Homicide/Attempted Murder

November 21, 2019
La Ronge, Saskatchewan

News release


RCMP Crest

Saskatchewan RCMP is investigating the circumstances leading to the death of 26-year-old Jeremy Bird. Bird was the victim of the shooting that occurred on Nov. 21, 2019, on the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. The autopsy that was conducted last week determined his death to be a homicide.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., on Nov. 21, 2019, several shots were fired into a camper/motorhome parked next to a residence on Mikisiw Drive, containing five males, including Bird.

Saskatchewan RCMP is looking for assistance from the public who may have been in the area of the Jonas Roberts Memorial Community Centre or Mikisiw Drive on the Lac La Ronge Indian Band on the evening of Nov. 20, 2019, to the early morning of Nov. 21, 2019.

Police continue to speak with people on the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and nearby communities of Air Ronge and La Ronge. Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit North continue to investigate with assistance from Prince Albert Forensic Identification Services, La Ronge RCMP and Saskatchewan Digital Forensic Services Unit.

If you have any information to report, please contact La Ronge RCMP at 306-425-6730, or Saskatchewan RCMP at 310-RCMP (7267). Information can also be submitted anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

The investigation is ongoing.


La Ronge RCMP: Shots fired

La Ronge RCMP along with Saskatchewan RCMP specialized units including Prince Albert Forensic Identification Services, Major Crimes Unit and North Battleford Police Dog Services are investigating an incident of shots fired that occurred earlier today in the Mikisiw residential area on the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.

Two adult males were located injured and transported to hospital by EMS. One of the males was pronounced deceased upon arrival and the second male was treated for serious but, non-life threatening injuries.

Initial investigation leads police to believe this does not appear to be a random incident.

The residential area along Mikisiw Drive on the Lac La Ronge Indian Band continues to be blocked off for an undetermined amount of time. La Ronge RCMP would like to thank members of the community for giving police the space required to conduct a thorough investigation.

An autopsy for the deceased adult male will be conducted by the Saskatchewan Coroners Service in Saskatoon on Nov. 22, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

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