Regina police declare the 2021 death of Lionel Gary Schaeffer a homicide

The 2021 Regina Homicide list is available here.

Regina police were dispatched to the east alley of the 800 block of Queen Street for a report of an injured male on July 24th, 2021 at approximately 1:30 a.m.

On arrival police and paramedics located 53-year-old Lionel Gary Schaeffer suffering from serious injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

As a result of police investigation, members of the Major Crimes Unit arrested an 18-year-old male on September 29, 2023. The male has been charged with:

  • Manslaughter [CC 236 (B)];
  • Failure To Stop After Accident That Results In Death [CC 320.16 (3)].

Police said the accused was a youth at the time of the offence, so will not be identified in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).