Officer-involved shooting in Forest Lawn
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating after an officer-involved shooting in southeast Calgary this afternoon.
Shortly after 3:40 p.m., today, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, we were called to the area of 45 Street and 17 Avenue S.E., for reports of a man believed to be in possession of weapons. Witnesses reported the man had assaulted a bystander and was threatening others. Upon arrival, officers located the man who was still in possession of the weapons and attempted to negotiate a peaceful resolution. Despite their de-escalation efforts, the man’s action led to officers discharging their service weapons.
Life-saving efforts were attempted, however, the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A police service dog was seriously injured by the suspect in the incident and was transported to an animal hospital in life-threatening condition. He is currently stable and receiving medical care.
The officers involved in the incident were not injured.
Roads in the area are expected to remain closed for some time, please avoid the area.
No additional details are available as ASIRT investigates.