Police say the suspect, who had a sawed-off shotgun, forced the complainant to drive him outside of the city. The suspect then decided to take over driving, police said.
Paramedics found the suspect and took him to hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He remains in hospital, RCMP said, and is scheduled for more surgery on his leg.
While the suspect was driving, he dropped the shotgun onto the vehicle's floor. When he tried to retrieve it, it went off, hitting him in the leg causing and causing "significant injury," the release said.
The suspect stopped the vehicle, at which point the owner was able to pull the suspect out and drive away, according to police.
Both the suspect and the victim contacted 911 for assistance at the same time. EMS and police arrived on scene and the suspect was taken to hospital.
A 31-year-old man faces eight charges, including kidnapping with a firearm and extortion with a firearm. He is set to appear in provincial court on November 13, pending recovery from his injuries.
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A 31-year-old man faces eight firearms charges – including kidnapping with a gun – after an incident starting at a Saskatoon gas station early Wednesday morning.
A man demanded the victim drive outside the city from the gas station, threatening him with a sawed-off shotgun, Warman RCMP said in a news release.
While the suspect was driving, police say he dropped the weapon onto the vehicle floor. As he tried to regain hold of the shotgun it fired, striking him in the leg and causing what police are calling significant injury.
The suspect stopped the vehicle and the owner was able to pull him out of the vehicle and drive away from the scene to call 911. The suspect also called 911, according to police.
Paramedics and police arrived on the scene and the suspect was transported to hospital with serious injuries, police say.
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