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Man charged, woman released after officer-involved shooting at Blackfoot Truck Stop

Roads blocked off near the Blackfoot Truckstop Saturday afternoon after a police incident. Global Calgary

Calgary police have charged one man and released a woman who was taken into custody after an incident at the Blackfoot Truck Stop on Saturday afternoon. The incident was one of two officer-involved shootings in the city over the weekend.

READ MORE: ASIRT investigating after 2 unrelated officer-involved shootings in Calgary Saturday

Police said officers tried to conduct a traffic stop near the Blackfoot Truck Stop in the 1800 block of 9 Avenue S.E. at about 1 p.m. Acting Chief Trevor Daroux said Saturday a male driver was acting suspiciously as the officer was approaching the vehicle. The officer reported noticing a rifle on the seat next to the driver and told the driver not to move.

Watch below: Global’s past coverage of the Blackfoot Truck Stop incident

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Police said the driver put the vehicle in reverse and attempted to take off, at which point the officer discharged a firearm.

Daroux said the vehicle travelled about 40 metres before hitting a gas line, which caused a gas leak in the area. (The Blackfoot Truck Stop was evacuated and temporary road closures were in place).

Police said Monday the vehicle continued “for a short while before hitting a power pole and coming to a stop.”

Police said another officer chased the man down and was able to apprehend him. He was taken to hospital with “minor injuries to his left forearm believed to be from broken glass,” police said Monday.

He’s since been released and taken into custody, along with a woman who has since been released without charges.

Calgarian Dakota William Casey, 23, is charged with two counts each of assault of a peace officer, assault with a weapon and unrelated warrants for his arrest. He is also charged with one count each of criminal hit and run, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace and breach of a probation order.

Casey is set to appear in court Sept. 29.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating.

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With files from Global’s Jodi Hughes

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