Officer involved shooting
At approximately 4:30 p.m.today, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, police were called to a hit-and-run between a cyclist and a suspected stolen black SUV at Dermot Baldwin Way and 4 Avenue S.E.
When police arrived, they received information that the suspect vehicle intentionally struck the cyclist and then left the scene.
While emergency service personnel attended to the seriously injured cyclist, the subject vehicle reappeared on Dermot Baldwin Way and drove directly at the officers. One officer had to take evasive and decisive action and dove out of the way to gain cover inside a Calgary police vehicle. He narrowly avoided being struck, but the police van was hit by the suspect vehicle and was significantly damaged.
Simultaneously, an on scene member recognized the danger and responded to the threat by discharging his firearm. The vehicle continued on, coming to rest a short while later on Riverfront Avenue S.E.
Two suspects were taken into custody, including one man suffering from a gunshot wound and a woman with no injuries. Another potential suspect remains outstanding.
The man shot was taken to hospital and remains in non-life threatening condition.
The cyclist was also transported to hospital with serious injuries and is undergoing surgery.
No officers were injured during the incident.
A series of violent incidents occurred throughout the day including attempted car thefts and dangerous driving incidents, involving a number of suspects and vehicles. Investigators are exploring the possibility of them being connected to the events that unfolded downtown.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been called in.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using one of the following methods:
CASE # 15468308