The man accused of attempted murder for the shooting incident on Fourth Avenue Northwest over the weekend made his first court appearance in Moose Jaw provincial court Monday morning.

The Crown prosecutors opposed the release of Jirard Saddleback, 32, of Calgary and he will stay in remand for his next court date on Monday, Nov. 7.

Saddleback is facing charges of attempted murder, possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a prohibited firearm and possession of the proceeds of crime as well as several other firearm and weapon-related charges.

On Friday, the Moose Jaw Police Service was investigating firearms at a house on the 800 block of fourth Avenue Northwest. An individual, believed to be Saddleback, left the residence and fired a handgun at police before fleeing the scene. 

At around 9:50 p.m. on Friday more gunshots were reported around the 300 block of Ross Street West. Saddleback was arrested as a result. He was also wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for being unlawfully at large out of Calgary.