There is new information from Alberta’s Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) on an RCMP-involved shooting that sent a suspect to hospital.
On January 11th police located a vehicle believed to be involved in a hit and run. The vehicle was found stuck in deep snow, down a sloped embankment off the side of Highway 63. The officer approached the vehicle on foot and an altercation with the driver occurred, resulting in the officer discharging their firearm.
An ambulance took the driver of the vehicle to the hospital with a gunshot injury to the lower leg. The suspect’s injuries were deemed non-life-threatening.
ASIRT says the vehicle was identified as stolen.
During the investigation, police recovered a black pistol from the stolen vehicle when they pulled out the driver. It was later determined to be a CO2-powered Glock replica air gun.