Officer-involved shooting and standoff in Ogden
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating after an officer-involved shooting.
Shortly after 1:40 a.m., today, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, officers on patrol spotted a stolen vehicle, a Chevy Malibu, traveling at a high rate of speed in the community of Rundle. A short while later the suspect exited the vehicle and moved into a Nissan Altima, also determined to be stolen.
HAWCS monitored the location of this vehicle as it drove erratically at an excessive speed, raising concerns about public safety. A patrol car that was traveling northbound on 18 Street S.E., drove past the Altima that was stationary in the southbound lane of 18 Street. A short time later, the Altima pulled a U-turn, traveling at an excessive rate of speed and pursued the police vehicle. The Altima passed and pulled in front of the police vehicle and brought the vehicle to a stop, causing the police vehicle to slow to a stop. A confrontation occurred that resulted in the officer discharging his service weapon.
The suspect vehicle continued onto Glenmore Trail and the suspect eventually fled from the vehicle and went into a home nearby.
The suspect remained in the house for many hours. Shortly after 3:45 p.m., he safely exited and was taken into custody. He did not sustain any injuries during the entire duration of this incident. To ensure the safety of all involved and provide the best scenario for a peaceful resolution, the release of this information to the public was delayed.
The member involved has been with the Calgary Police Service for two years. He was not injured during the incident and has been placed on a standard 30-day administrative leave to give him time to process the incident in a healthy manner before returning to work.
This leave is a standard practice for any officer involved in a shooting. The member involved in this incident has the full support of the Calgary Police Service.
Calgary Police continue to investigate the actions of the suspect while ASIRT will focus on the circumstances surrounding the involved officer’s discharge of his service weapon. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.
Tips can also be left through Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:
APP: "P3 Tips"
Case # 21342794