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ASIRT investigating officer-involved shooting in Calgary’s Monterey Park

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WATCH: Calgary police say an incident that led to an officer-involved shooting and eventual manhunt started with reports of three armed men at a home. Christa Dao reports. – Oct 10, 2019

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been called in to investigate an officer-involved shooting in the community of Monterey Park on Thursday.

Calgary police were called to the 100 block of Laguna Close Northeast just before 3 a.m. for reports of armed men at a home.

According to a news release from the Calgary Police Service (CPS), officers arriving at the scene became involved in a confrontation with three people, which resulted in one officer firing their service weapon.

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“The suspects continued to flee the area in a vehicle, however, two were later taken into custody nearby,” the release stated. “A third suspect remains outstanding.”

The third suspect was described as a man in his late 20s or early 30s, 5’7″ tall and was wearing a tan-coloured camouflage jacket with a hood at the time of the incident.

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ASIRT was called in to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Calgary’s Monterey Park neighbourhood Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Tom Reynolds, Global News

Police said no officers were injured in the incident.

According to EMS, one person was assessed at the scene but not transported to hospital. Police later said the suspect sustained minor injuries, but it’s not known how they were injured.

The officer who fired at the suspects, a seven-year member of the CPS, was placed on 30-day administrative leave as per CPS protocol, to ensure his well being, police said.

Charges are pending against the two suspects in custody.

Investigators were holding a number of different scenes throughout the community on Thursday morning and had asked Calgarians to avoid the area if possible.

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On Thursday afternoon, Calgary police tweeted that a grid search was being executed as their investigation into the shooting continued. They said there was no risk to the public.

The staging area for the search was a parking lot located at 32 Avenue and Catalina Boulevard Northeast.

– With files from Doug Vaessen and Christa Dao

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