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ASIRT investigates after Calgary police say they fatally shot man who injured K9, assaulted person

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Calgary police shot and killed a man they allege injured a police dog on Saturday. Matthew Conrod has more – Feb 20, 2022

Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating after Calgary police shot and killed a man who allegedly injured a police dog on Saturday.

Family friends Gar Gar and Malakal Luak have confirmed Latjor Tuel, a Sudanese community member, died in the shooting.

Latjor Tuel
Calgary police shot and killed Latjor Tuel on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, according to family friends. Courtesy: Malakal Luak

The incident unfolded in Forest Lawn in the 4500 block of 17 Avenue S.E. on Saturday after 3:30 p.m.

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Officers responded to reports that a man had weapons. They say witnesses claimed he assaulted a bystander and threatened others.

The man seriously injured a police service dog, but the Calgary Police Service did not say how. The K9 was taken to an animal hospital in life-threatening condition. The dog is now stable, CPS said.

Calgary police fatally shot a man near 17 Avenue S.E. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. Devon Simmons/Global News

Police said they attempted a “peaceful negotiation,” but the man’s actions led to officers firing their guns.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, CPS said.

No officers were injured, and nearby roads were closed.

Calgary police fatally shot a man near 17 Avenue S.E. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. Devon Simmons/Global News

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating.

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