Man banging on RCMP detachment door in Fort Chipewyan, Alta., shot by officer

A file photo of an RCMP cruiser. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

RCMP say a man who was banging on the main entrance of the detachment in Fort Chipewyan in northern Alberta on Thursday night was shot and injured by an officer.

It was just before midnight and the building was closed.

An officer had responded to the disturbance and a second Mountie who was off-duty saw what was going on and came to help.

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Police say it was during an altercation that one of the officers discharged a firearm.

The suspect sustained a non-life-threatening injury and was transferred to hospital for treatment.

Neither officer was hurt.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, which reviews serious actions involving police, is investigating.

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On June 10, ASIRT issued a news release which included some new details about the incident. The police watchdog said an off-duty officer first saw a man yelling and kicking at the closed (and locked) detachment door before contacting an on-duty officer who responded to the main entrance of the detachment.

According to ASIRT, the uniformed officer was the one who fired their gun. The police watchdog said the man who was shot is 26 years old and that he was shot in the leg.

–With files from Global News’ Phil Heidenreich

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