ASIRT investigating officer-involved shooting downtown Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta – At approximately 12:04 p.m. today, Mar. 2, 2023, police received multiple weapons complaints regarding a male with a handgun on the funicular promenade bridge leading to the Frederick G. Todd lookout.

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

Police arrived on scene and began establishing physical containment of the suspect. The suspect began moving around the promenade, and was directed by police to surrender. The suspect did not comply with police direction.

Shortly thereafter, a confrontation occurred, an officer discharged their firearm, and the suspect was struck. The suspect has been taken to the hospital with serious injuries. No others were injured in the event. A handgun was located on scene.

The Director of Law Enforcement was notified of the incident and has directed the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) to investigate. As such, the EPS cannot provide any additional information at this time. All further media inquiries should be directed to ASIRT.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: AR23002

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