Grande Prairie, Alberta – On Dec. 8, 2020, at approximately 8:15 p.m., Grande Prairie RCMP received a complaint of a disturbance in the area of 100 Street and 132 Avenue.
Grande Prairie RCMP members attended the location and an altercation occurred between the officers and a male suspect. During the altercation, events led to the officers discharging their service weapons. The suspect sustained life threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
No officers or other civilians were injured in this incident.
The Director of Law Enforcement has been notified and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the officer involved shooting and the actions of police. The RCMP will continue to investigate the events leading up to the altercation with police.
The Alberta RCMP will not be commenting further on this incident. All media inquiries about this incident should now be directed to ASIRT at 780-641-9099.
Grande Prairie RCMP
REPORT FORM ASIRT:
At about 8:20 p.m., members of the Grande Prairie RCMP responded to a report of a domestic dispute near the Petro-Canada service station at 100 Street and 132 Avenue. Upon arrival, officers encountered a man and a confrontation occurred, during which two officers discharged their service firearms. The man sustained gunshot wounds and died at the scene.
Following the incident, investigators recovered a non-police firearm, along with spent shell casings matching that firearm.
ASIRT’s investigation will examine the actions of police during this incident, while the RCMP will maintain conduct of the investigation into the man and his conduct. As ASIRT’s investigation is underway, no further information will be released.
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.
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