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Shots fired as Selkirk RCMP attend a residence

July 4, 2018 – RM St. Andrews, Manitoba RCMP News release – On June 30, 2018, at approximately 9:50 pm, Selkirk RCMP were dispatched to a 911 hang up call at a rural residence in the RM of St. Andrews, Manitoba. Officers attended the home to ensure the safety of any residents.

When officers arrived, an adult male exited the house shouting at officers to leave his property. He then went back into the house briefly, returned with a firearm and fired one shot.


None of the officers were hit, and they were able to re-position to a safe area. The officers did not return fire, and the male went back in the home. The RCMP Emergency Response Team and Manitoba East District Containment Team were deployed. More shots were fired by the same suspect during early morning hours on July 1, 2018. A short time later, the male was arrested without incident. An adult female was also present at the residence during the incident. Nobody was injured.

RCMP Major Crime Services, Forensic Identification Services, and the RCMP National Weapons Enforcement Support Team attended to assist with the investigation. Several firearms were seized from the residence.

Sven Barca, 56, from the RM of St. Andrews is charged with;

  • Assault
  • Discharge a Firearm While Being Reckless
  • Point Firearm x 3
  • Careless Use of a Firearm
  • Unsafe Storage of a Firearm.

He has been remanded into custody. The investigation continues.