WATCH ABOVE: We’re learning more about the man who shot and killed Const. Daniel Woodall Monday, including how Norman Raddatz died. Eric Szeto reports.
EDMONTON – The man who shot and killed Edmonton police Const. Daniel Woodall and injured Sgt. Jason Harley Monday night in west Edmonton fatally shot himself.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team released the autopsy results on Norman Raddatz late Thursday afternoon.
The cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The medical examiner also confirmed Raddatz died before fire engulfed the house.
On June 8, police officers went to a home near 186 Street and 62A Avenue to execute an arrest warrant for 42-year-old Raddatz at approximately 8 p.m.
“There was no believed threat when they attended the residence,” said Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht.
ASIRT said police got a warrant to enter the house to make the arrest.
Raddatz fired dozens of shots at the approaching police officers. Woodall, of the hate crimes unit was killed, and 38-year-old Harley, a southwest division patrol member, was shot in the lower back.
It’s not clear exactly how many bullets were fired but Knecht said 53 bullet holes were found in the home across the street – three of which entered the home.
“These other police officers came very, very close to death,” he said.
ASIRT said police secured the scene and Raddatz went further back into his home.
As the standoff continued, officers noticed a fire had started in the house.
Once crews were able to safely get inside the home, a body was found.
On June 10, the medical examiner finished an autopsy on the body and confirmed it was Raddatz. It also confirmed the cause of death.
Since Raddatz’s death happened inside a home under the custody and control of police, it is considered an in-custody death. That is why ASIRT is investigating.