ASIRT investigating officer-involved shooting in west Edmonton Tuesday

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The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) said a 19-year-old woman was shot Tuesday following a confrontation with police inside a west Edmonton home.

Officers were called to the home in the Callingwood area near 64th Avenue and 172nd Street shortly before 6 p.m., for reports of a “family disturbance and threats complaint” involving a weapon.

According to police, officers were told two siblings, a 19-year-old woman and a 12-year-old girl, were inside the home alone and involved in a dispute.

When they went inside, “the officers were confronted by a 19-year-old female in possession of a knife,” ASIRT said on Friday.

A conducted energy weapon was used and one of the officers subsequently discharged their firearm, hitting the woman.

“The 19-year-old received first aid at the scene before being transported to hospital shortly afterward, where she is recovering from serious injury,” ASIRT said. “No one else was injured during the confrontation.”

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A knife located at the scene has been seized.

The Edmonton Police Service continues to investigate the original report of a disturbance and threats being made.

ASIRT’s investigation will examine the use of force by the officers.

ASIRT is asking anyone who has information about the incident to contact investigators at 780-644-1483.

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