Alberta RCMP officer involved shooting in Red Deer; “male discharging a firearm at the Walmart parking lot”

Red Deer, Alberta – On March 12, 2023, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Red Deer RCMP responded to a complaint of a male discharging a firearm at the Walmart parking lot in Red Deer.

After continuous investigation and patrols, at approximately 2:15 p.m. Red Deer officers located the male associated to this complaint in the area of Garden Heights and Carleton Ave. During the arrest of this male, an interaction occurred where officers discharged their firearms. As a result of the interaction, the male was taken to hospital with injuries.

No officers were injured during this incident.

The Alberta 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 Director of Law Enforcement deemed this to be “in scope” and has directed the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) to investigate.

Independent of ASIRT’s investigation, the Alberta 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 Alberta 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.

Alberta RCMP

Red Deer RCMP

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