Edmonton, Alberta – At approximately 6 p.m. this evening, Thursday, March 30, 2017, EPS officers were following a male suspect driving erratically in his vehicle through the north end of the city.
The suspect was being investigated for potential threats against the Edmonton Police Service, was wanted on an outstanding provincial warrant and was being arrested for two breaches.
The suspect abandoned a Chevy Impala vehicle near 128 Avenue and 54 Street, before attempting to flee the scene on foot. The suspect was then verbally challenged by officers, and failed to follow the officers’ commands.
There was a confrontation that ultimately resulted in an officer discharging his service weapon, striking the suspect. The male was treated and transported to hospital by paramedics, where he remains in stable condition.
The officer involved has 4 years of service and has passed his annual mandatory pistol qualification. As per policy, the officer involved will be placed on administrative leave.
The EPS will not be providing further comment as the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has taken the lead in this investigation.
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