Calgary, AB,

Officer involved shooting in the Bridgeland community

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating following an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the community of Bridgeland.

At approximately 11:30 p.m., on Monday, April 9, 2018, an on-duty plainclothes member of the Calgary Police Service was taking his break in his unmarked Service vehicle, parked near the intersection of 2 Avenue and 6 Street N.E.

During this time, an unexpected confrontation occurred between the officer and a man that resulted in the officer discharging his Service firearm. First aid was provided, but the man died at the scene.

The Calgary Police Service is aware of the circumstances that are believed to have surrounded the encounter, however the Service is not at liberty to provide details or explain the use of force at this time to protect the integrity of the ASIRT investigation.

The deceased man, who was in his late 20s, has been identified and was previously known to police.

The member involved has been with the Calgary Police Service for 11 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.

Police and ASIRT are now investigating and anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or ASIRT at 403-592-4309. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


Case # 18153759/3750