RCMP has reported the death of two adult males after the shooting incident that occurred in Langham on Friday, July 8. 

The Saskatchewan RCMP confirmed the identity of the person found deceased inside a residence in Langham as 46-year-old Justin Heimbecker of Langham. 

The RCMP continues to investigate what they call a homicide-suicide. There were no arrests, and investigators are on the search for any others related to the investigation. RCMP stated that no other injuries were reported, and the suspicious fire related to the incident is being investigated by the Office of the Fire Commissioner. 

Saskatchewan RCMP stated they are not releasing the name of the first deceased male. There will be no court process associated with the investigation, with RCMP releasing that the victim is a 38-year-old male from Langham. The victim and accused were known to each other but were not related. 

Saskatchewan RCMP released the following information surrounding the incident. 

Warman RCMP received a report of a person uttering threats on July 8, 2022. While responding to the report, officers received reports of a shooting outside a residence on Kyle Street in Langham and a house fire on the same street. 

A 38-year-old male was found dead outside one of the houses on the street. Local fire services attended to put out the fire. 

As a result of the investigation, and a potential risk to public safety, a dangerous person alert was issued at 7:40 am. Residents of Langham and surrounding areas, including Saskatoon, Prince Albert, and North Battleford received the alert. The warning was issued to select locations due to the unknown whereabouts and unknown mode of transportation explained RCMP. The caution advised the public of what had happened and provided directions to follow to remain safe. 

Shortly after 9:00 am, RCMP updated the emergency alert, identifying the suspect as Justin Heimbecker. At the time, his house was burning, and was inaccessible for safety reasons, explained the RCMP in a release, stating his whereabouts were still unknown. 

RCMP Police Dog Services and RCMP Critical Response Team searched the neighbourhood and outbuildings for any signs of the suspect. 

The fire was put out, and with the guidance of fire services, RCMP entered the partially-burnt residence. Around 11:40 am, an adult male was found dead within the home. At noon, the warning was cancelled, and the public was notified that there was no longer a risk to their safety

The Saskatchewan RCMP wanted to thank the public for their vigilance, tips reported to the police and for following the police’s direction during the incident. 

“Any time there is a loss of life, it is traumatic for the loved ones and communities of those who have lost their lives, as well as for first responders. Our thoughts go out to all those impacted by this tragedy,” stated the RCMP in the release. 

Various policing partners assisted in response to the incident. 

“Saskatchewan RCMP thanks Warman RCMP, the other responding RCMP Detachments, Saskatchewan RCMP Police Dog Services, the Saskatchewan RCMP Critical Incident Response Team, the Saskatoon Police Service, Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan, the Dalmeny Police Service, the Corman Park Police Service, Saskatchewan Highway Patrol Officers and Conservation Officers with the Provincial Protective Services Branch, the Medavie Ambulance Service, Langham, Dalmeny and Warman Fire Departments as well as the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service for their assistance.”