Fairview, Alberta – On October 25 2016 in the afternoon an RCMP officer responded to a motor vehicle accident in the rural area of Fairview Detachment. An altercation occurred between the police officer and the lone male occupant.
During the altercation, the police officer discharged their service pistol. The male left the scene in the unmarked Police Vehicle. The Police vehicle was recovered and police learned the male had taken another vehicle from a civilian without causing injuries. This second vehicle has been recovered in the area of Dawson Creek in British Columbia and the male was not located.
Peace River GIS is investigating the male’s suspected criminal actions. The Director of Law Enforcement has decided the RCMP Major Crime Unit North will investigate the police officers actions. Following that investigation ASIRT will review the police investigation. There is no indication that the male was injured during the altercation at this time.
This matter is under investigation and a further media release will be made once more information is known.
If you have any information about the person who fled from the police please contact the Fairview RCMP at 780-835-4031 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions.)