Fox Creek, Alta. – At approximately 1:50 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015, Fox Creek RCMP members responded to calls involving a man armed with a knife attacking people at a work camp in Fox Creek. RCMP members attended the scene and located two deceased persons.
Officers then located and engaged a man armed with a knife. This resulted in officers discharging their firearms. The man was wounded during the altercation and is currently being treated.
Edmonton RCMP Major Crimes Unit is on scene and have taken carriage of the double homicide investigation.
Victims have not been identified pending notification of next of kin.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating the discharge of the RCMP officers’ firearms. This is in accordance with their mandate 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 sensitive allegations of police misconduct.
Updates to the double homicide investigation will be provide as they become available.