ASIRT investigates CPS officer-involved shooting in downtown Calgary

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been directed by the Director of Law Enforcement to investigate a Calgary Police Service (CPS) officer-involved shooting.

On October 31 at approximately 2 a.m., the Calgary Police Service received a complaint of Uttering Threats with a Firearm at an apartment complex located at 433 Macleod Trail SE. CPS officers attended the apartment complex and during their investigation, they encountered an adult man from the apartment unit related to the initial complaint. An officer-involved shooting occurred which resulted in the death of the man.

The identity of the individual is not being released until the family has been notified. The incident in relation to the officer-involved shooting is currently under investigation by ASIRT. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a “Carl Walther, Model PPK/S” bb handgun was located near the deceased man. A photograph of the handgun is seen below.

ASIRT’s investigation continues.

ASIRT’s mandate is to effectively, independently, and objectively investigate incidents involving Alberta’s police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.