UPDATE: RCMP officer shot at near Osler, suspect still at large

By CKOM News Staff
October 27, 2017 - 12:51pm Updated: October 27, 2017 - 5:05pm

UPDATE: RCMP said they wish to speak with anyone who was travelling on Hwy 11 between Rosthern and Saskatoon this morning between 3 and 5 a.m. who may be able to help investigators. Police said the suspect’s Cadillac has still not been located, and they wish to talk to anyone who may have passed the vehicle, seen it parked, or observed anything else that may be related to the incident. The highway is now open again, but police remain on the lookout for the suspect vehicle. 

Tips can be directed to RCMP or made anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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Saskatchewan RCMP are asking people to be on the lookout for a vehicle involved in a violent incident on the side of a major highway early Friday morning.

A member of the Rosthern RCMP detachment spotted a black Cadillac CTS with no license plate pulled over on the side of Highway 11 around 4 a.m. near Osler.

The officer pulled over and activated their emergency lights, at which point, someone from the Cadillac shot at them, according to a police media release.

The officer reportedly returned fire, then chased the suspect car as it sped toward Saskatoon.

One occupant of the Cadillac was seen by police and is described as a black man with a thin build.

RCMP reportedly contacted Saskatoon police to assist. Several witnesses told 650 CKOM they saw a heavy Saskatoon police presence on roads leading into the city’s north end early Friday morning.

RCMP reported that as of 8:30 a.m. Friday, neither the car, nor any suspects had been located.

Police urged people not to approach any vehicles matching the description of the one involved in Friday’s incident. They noted that people may see an increased police presence on Highway 11 as officers continue searching the area.

Anyone who might spot the vehicle or with any other information was urged to call police immediately.

Search continues for suspect who shot at police

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