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Calgary police shoot man after suspect points gun at officers during traffic stop

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ASIRT investigating officer-involved shooting in northwest Calgary
WATCH: The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened on Wednesday morning. As Elissa Carpenter reports, police were originally called to what was thought to be a traffic incident. – Feb 8, 2023

Calgary police say officers discharged their firearm after a man allegedly pointed a gun at officers during a traffic stop in a northwest neighbourhood.

Police said they were initially called to Hendon Drive N.W. just before 4 a.m. Wednesday for reports of a traffic accident.

When officers arrived, police said a man in his vehicle pointed a gun at them.

The man had remained in his vehicle with the gun, police said.

Police said they were initially called to Hendon Drive N.W. just before 4 a.m. Wednesday for reports of a traffic accident. Carolyn Kury de Castillo/Global News
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After a 90-minute standoff, police said a tactical team gassed the suspect out of the vehicle at around 5:30 a.m.

Police confirmed to Global News that they shot the man who was inside the vehicle.

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He was then taken to hospital in serious but stable condition, police said.

No officers were injured.

In a later update, police said residents in the immediate area no longer needed to shelter in place.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is now investigating. ASIRT is an agency that investigates the conduct of officers in incidents that have resulted in death, serious injury or allegations of misconduct.

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A police scene on Hendon Drive N.W. in Calgary on Feb. 8, 2023. Global News
A police scene on Hendon Drive N.W. in Calgary on Feb. 8, 2023. Global News
A police scene on Hendon Drive N.W. in Calgary on Feb. 8, 2023. Global News

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