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ASIRT Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting in Red Deer

On May 1, 2016, the Director of Law Enforcement directed the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) to investigate the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting in Red Deer, Alberta.

Shortly after 7 p.m. on May 1, Red Deer RCMP members responded to an apartment building in response to a 911 call involving a possibly suicidal armed man. The man advised police that he had a gun and made statements suggesting he was prepared to use it on himself or anyone who attended. Three RCMP members entered the building and located the man on the second floor. A confrontation occurred resulting in a member discharging his service weapon.

The 28-year-old man sustained a single gunshot wound that was not life-threatening. He was provided with emergency medical attention and transported to hospital where he was admitted and remains in stable condition.

With ASIRT’s investigation underway, further comment will not be available until the investigation is complete.

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.

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