ASIRT investigating police shooting in Calgary’s southeast
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating after an officer-involved shooting in southeast Calgary on Saturday morning.
Calgary police responded to the 2700 block of 86 Avenue S.E. around 1:30 a.m. after reports of an armed home invasion that police said involved multiple offenders.
Police said officers arrived on scene as two men were fleeing in a vehicle. A confrontation happened between the suspects and officers minutes later.
According to police, the driver of the fleeing vehicle was shot and was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition.
The man, believed to be in his 30s, was in serious but stable condition as of Saturday afternoon.
It’s believed the suspects fired a gun in the area before police arrived. A gun was recovered on scene.
A second suspect, a man in his 20s, was taken into custody without injury.
Police found a man in his 20s inside the home who was injured in the incident. He was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition.
Police said the man is not a resident of the home, but is known to the residents.
No officers were injured in the incident.
The incident is believed to be a targeted home invasion, and investigators are looking into the possible involvement of other suspects.
The officer who shot the driver is a six-year member of the Calgary Police Service.
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