March 23, 2019 8:50 am
Updated: March 23, 2019 8:18 pm

ASIRT investigating police shooting in Calgary’s southeast

WATCH: ASIRT is investigating after an officer-involved shooting happened in southeast Calgary early Saturday morning. Michael King reports.

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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.

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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.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was investigating after a shooting involving police in southeast Calgary (2700 block of 86 Avenue SE) on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

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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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