Suspect Produces Firearm Resulting in Officer-Involved Shooting in High Level

High Level, Alberta – The High Level RCMP encountered a situation yesterday evening that led to the discharge of a police firearm which injured one male.

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2019, High Level RCMP members responded to a call regarding a distraught male at a residence south of High Level, Alta.

Upon arrival, members engaged with the male who produced a firearm. The subject fired the weapon and an officer returned fire. The male later barricaded himself in the residence.

“K” Division Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services and Air Services were engaged as a result of the incident.

Officer Involved Shooting
Officer Involved Shooting

At approximately 2 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2019, the male surrendered into police custody and was transported to hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

No officers were injured as a result of the incident.

The Director of Law Enforcement has been notified of the incident and indicated the investigation would remain with the RCMP.

There are no further details to provide at this time. A news release will be issued as more details become available.

High Level RCMP

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