A Manitoba First Nations Police Officer was seriously injured in western Manitoba.

A media release from RCMP Manitoba says that in the late evening of May 29, 2019, an officer with the Manitoba First Nations Police Service (MFNPS) responded to a disturbance at the gaming centre in Waywayseecappo First Nation.

An altercation occurred between the officer and several suspects in the parking lot of the gaming centre. During this altercation, the police officer was stabbed multiple times. The officer 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 in serious but stable condition.

The 29-year-old male police officer was treated in hospital for serious injuries and has since been released.

"This is an extremely difficult day for our police service and all police officers across the province. Our thoughts are with the officer and his family," said Chief Rick Head of MFNPS. "It's a reminder of the very real dangers that our officers face on a daily basis."


Manitoba RCMP is now investigating the stabbing while the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has initiated an investigation into the officer-involved shooting. Numerous resources have been deployed, including officers from multiple detachments, Forensic Identification Services, and Major Crimes Services. Officers remain on scene and the investigation is ongoing.