The Saskatchewan RCMP has issued arrest warrants detailing the charges against two men wanted in connection to numerous stabbings on Sunday.
Damien Sanderson has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, and one count of breaking and entering into a home. Myles Sanderson has been charged with one count first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, and breaking into a home as well. Further charges are expected as the investigation progresses.
Currently, neither suspect has been arrested, but the RCMP continues to reiterate that they’re using “every human, investigational and technological resource we have available to locate and arrest the persons responsible for this tragedy.” This ranges from witness tips to 911, more frontline officers patrolling, check stops in key areas, and forensic research by the Major Crime Unit.
The investigation also continues with the Regina Police Services, Province of Saskatchewan, and RCMP Detachments in Alberta and Manitoba to track the suspects down.
Injury toll updated, RCMP to provide details of deceased later in the day
The RCMP also says the injury total has risen to 18 in this incident, and ten people have passed away.
Officials say information and details about the victims will be released most likely at a later point on Monday.
In the meantime, the RCMP notes, resources and support are being offered to people impacted both on the James Smith Cree Nation and in Weldon.
RCMP suggests checking your home if you’re just returning, providing tips if suspicious activity witnessed
As the attempts to arrest both Sandersons continues, the RCMP is asking people to be vigilant.
They say that if you’re just returning home from a long weekend vacation, check to see if any signs someone has been in your home are present. If they are, they ask you to report it to them or CrimeStoppers as soon as possible. This goes for any other suspicious activity witnessed as well. In an emergency, people are urged to call 911.
The suspects are described as follows: Damian Sanderson is 5 foot 7, 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Myles Sanderson is bigger, being described as 6 foot 1, 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes as well.
Witnesses are also reminded: Under no circumstances should they be approached. Instead, call 911 immediately. They add that people should not reveal police locations publically at this time either.
More alerts are expected to come today via the Saskatchewan Emergency Network, over the phone, on the radio, and on local TV channels.