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Suspect Shot By Mountie On Central Alberta Oilfield Site


April 8, 2019

The province’s police watchdog is investigating after a Sylvan Lake RCMP officer shot and injured a suspect in central Alberta on Saturday.

An Alberta Mountie is facing charges in Whistler.A media release from Alberta RCMP on Sunday states that police responded to an oilfield site in Eckville, Alta. at about 8:15 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report of a possible stolen battery.

Arriving at the scene, an officer discovered a male suspect asleep in a truck, with a sledgehammer and a can of bear spray next to him on the front seat.

According to the RCMP, the officer put out a spike belt and waited for backup.

But then the officer and the suspect got into a “confrontation”, and the officer ended up firing his gun, RCMP said. The suspect was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

RCMP said the officer was not injured, and that the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) — which investigates serious police incidents that result in injury or death — has taken over the investigation.

ASIRT confirmed it is investigating an officer-involved shooting via social media.

Eckville is about 50 km west of Red Deer.

Source: Edmonton Journal

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