ASIRT probes officer-involved shooting in southeast Calgary
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating following an officer-involved shooting in southeast Calgary early Sunday morning.
Calgary Police Service members responded to a strip mall near Shawville Boulevard at around 4 a.m. for reports of a suspicious man who police said was allegedly threatening people in the area.
Once on scene, police found a man in his 30s next to an ice cream shop. He was believed to be armed with a weapon. After the situation continued to escalate, police said the man was shot by one of the officers.
Following the shooting, police said they had to use additional force to take the man into custody. He was later taken to Foothills Medical Centre.
Police said a large machete-type knife was found at the scene following the incident. No officers were injured.
The 11-year member of the police force who shot the suspect has now been placed on a 30-day administrative leave.
Shawville Boulevard was closed between 162 Avenue and Shawville Link for several hours and police advised people to avoid the area.
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