Edmonton, Alberta – At approximately 11:33 a.m. this morning, Monday, March 13, 2017, the Edmonton Police Service responded to a weapons complaint in the intersection of 50 Street and 137 Avenue.
Several witnesses in the area contacted police after allegedly witnessing a lone male carrying a firearm. In response to the activity of the suspect, shots were subsequently fired by police and the male was struck.
The male was treated and transported to hospital by EMS, where he remains. The man’s identity and the extent of his injuries have not been confirmed at this time.
The EPS will not be providing further comment as the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has taken the lead in this investigation.
The official EPS statement from this afternoon’s media availability can be found here: EPS Statement – Officer involved shooting, Mar. 13, 2017.
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