Manitoba First Nations police officer stabbed, suspect shot during altercation outside casino

Police at the scene outside the Waywayseecappo Gaming Centre on May 30. 

A Manitoba First Nations Police Service (MFNPS) officer was stabbed and a suspect shot outside the Waywayseecappo Gaming Centre, Wednesday night.

According to an RCMP News release, at 10:45 pm, an officer with the MFNPS responded to a disturbance at the casino. While in the parking lot an altercation occurred between the officer and several suspects.

While making an arrest the police officer was stabbed multiple times. He discharged his weapon, striking one of the suspects. Numerous MFNPS and RCMP officers immediately responded to the scene to assist.

A 21-year-old male is currently in hospital with a gunshot wound. He is in serious but stable condition. The RCMP is investigating the stabbing of the officer.

The police officer was treated in hospital for serious injuries and has since been released. He has been with the MFNPS for seven years.

The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) of Manitoba is investigating the officer-involved shooting.

Witnesses or other individuals who have information or video footage of the incident are asked to contact the IIU toll-free at 1-844-667-6060.

Waywayseecappo First Nation is about 320 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.