UPDATE: Red Deer RCMP charge 29-year-old male following Officer Involved Shooting event

Red Deer Alberta – The Red Deer RCMP have laid charges in relation to the Sept. 21, 2021, officer involved shooting incident that took place at a residence in the area of Maxwell Avenue in Red Deer.

Scott Bruno (29) of Red Deer is charged with:

· Assault peace officer with a weapon

· Enter dwelling house without lawful excuse and commit indictable offence

· Fail to comply with probation

Following a judicial hearing on Sept. 22, 2021, Bruno was released on cash bail; however, was remanded pending payment of bail. He is scheduled to attend Red Deer Provincial Court on Sept. 24, 2021.

As this matter is now before the courts, no further details can be provided by the RCMP.

Red Deer RCMP

BACKGROUND

Red Deer, Alberta – On Sept. 21, 2021, at 6:08 p.m., Red Deer RCMP received a 911 call of a break and enter in progress by an individual known to the home owner, at a residence in the area of Maxwell Avenue in Red Deer.

Red Deer RCMP officers responded to the residence and located the male suspect. A confrontation occurred between the suspect and officers, during which an officer discharged their service weapon, resulting in injury to the man.

Following a search of the residence, officers located the male who was taken into custody. Officers on scene provided first aid to the male until emergency medical services attended and he was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The male was treated and released from hospital and remains in Red Deer RCMP custody.

ASIRT Investigation - Red Deer RCMP
ASIRT Investigation – Red Deer RCMP

Red Deer RCMP have contained the area, and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is attending the scene to initiate an investigation into the circumstances of the officer involved shooting.

No RCMP officers sustained injuries during the confrontation.

The RCMP believes in processes that seek the facts and it’s important that processes taken to assess the actions of all those involved, including the police, are fair, transparent, and defendable. This is why, as soon as we became aware of this incident, we immediately notified the Director of Law Enforcement and initiated our internal review process. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the actions of the police during this investigation.

Independent of ASIRT’s investigation, the RCMP’s internal review process has been implemented to gather a full account of what took place during this incident. RCMP training, policy, police response, and the duty status of the members involved will be subject to review. The RCMP is, of course, fully cooperating with ASIRT and will not be commenting further on this incident. All media inquiries about this incident should now be directed to ASIRT at 780-641-9099.

Red Deer RCMP



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