Update: 23 year old Jordan Darchuk of Prince Albert has been confirmed by the Office of the Saskatchewan Coroner as the man fatally injured in the hunting incident near Weirdale on September 16, 2017.
RCMP Press Release September 18, 2017 11:00 a.m
On Saturday, September 16, 2017 shortly after 8:00 p.m. Nipawin RCMP responded to a complaint of an injured male located in a rural field 10 kilometers south of Weirdale, SK.
Initial investigation has revealed two males (a 23-year-old male and 22-year-old male, both from Prince Albert) were hunting separately and apart from each other in the same area around 7:30 p.m. The two males were not known to each other. A firearm was discharged and the 23-year-old male from Prince Albert was located deceased with an apparent gunshot wound.
The incident was reported to police by the 22-year-old male, who remained at the scene.
The death is not considered suspicious at this time. The RCMP will not be releasing the name of the deceased. RCMP do not have further information to release at this time. All aspects of this incident are currently being investigated by Smeaton and Nipawin RCMP – this includes awaiting the results of an autopsy that will be completed this week in Saskatoon.
All aspects of this incident are currently being investigated by Smeaton and Nipawin RCMP – this includes awaiting the results of an autopsy that will be completed this week in Saskatoon.
UPDATE: On December 14, 2017 at 12:30 p.m., Nipawin RCMP arrested, without incident, 22-year-old Austyn Adamko of Prince Albert on charges related to the death of 23 year old Jordan Darchuk.
Adamko is charged with:
• 1 count, criminal negligence causing death, section 220(a) of the Criminal Code
• 1 count, careless use of a firearm, section 86(1) of the Criminal Code
• 1 count, unauthorized possession of a firearm, section 92(1) of the Criminal Code
• 1 count, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, section 94 of the Criminal Code
Adamko appeared in Nipawin Provincial Court on December 15 at 10:00 a.m.