ASIRT investigating officer-involved shooting in northwest Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta – At approximately 12:06 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, EPS Downtown Branch members came across a stolen vehicle mobile in the area of 92 Street and 112 Avenue.

At 12:08 p.m., the vehicle entered into a criminal flight from police.

At approximately, 12:18 p.m., officers again located the same stolen vehicle being driven by a male suspect near 97 Street and 111 Avenue.

Shortly thereafter, the suspect vehicle reportedly collided with an unoccupied vehicle on 95 Street and entered into a criminal flight with police following. The suspect vehicle continued travelling eastbound on 118 Avenue at various speeds, before veering into a snowbank near 117 Avenue and 92 Street.

ASIRT Investigation - Edmonton Police Service
ASIRT Investigation – Edmonton Police Service

The lone male occupant of the suspect vehicle emerged and attempted to flee the area on foot. It was at this time that the male suspect produced a firearm, and police subsequently discharged their firearms in response.

The male suspect was fatally wounded; no EPS members were injured during this incident.

The EPS will not be providing further comment, as the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has assumed responsibility for the investigation.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: A-R21016

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