Edmonton, Alberta – On Feb. 3, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding an incident where a 15-year-old male youth was shot during an encounter with members of the Edmonton Police Service (EPS).
Earlier that day, at approximately 6 p.m., EPS members observed a robbery in progress involving two male youths, one of whom was armed with what appeared to be a firearm. The officers requested additional resources and the area was contained, with the youth observed to have entered a nearby residence.
At approximately 7 p.m., the youth emerged from the residence and a confrontation occurred with EPS members. During this incident, one EPS member discharged a round from an ARWEN less-lethal device, and a second member discharged a single round from his carbine. The youth sustained an injury to his lower body and was taken into custody with the assistance of additional EPS members. A replica firearm was recovered from the scene of the incident.
The youth received emergency medical treatment on scene before being transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was injured during the course of this incident.
With ASIRT’s investigation well underway, no further information will be released at this time.
ASIRT’s mandate is 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 serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.
Alberta Serious Incident Response Team
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