Calgary, AB,

Penbrooke Meadows shooting incident resolved

A 30-hour negotiation with a man who had barricaded himself in a Penbrooke Meadows home while shooting at officers has been resolved.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., tonight, Friday, March 15, 2024, the situation escalated and members of our Tactical Unit, along with members of the RCMP Emergency Response Team, were required to discharge their Service weapons and one man has been declared deceased.

This situation started around 3 p.m., on Thursday, March 14, 2023, when the CPS Tactical Unit deployed to the 300 block of Penswood Way S.E., to execute a search warrant related to an ongoing firearms investigation. Several uninvolved people were safely removed from the residence and officers spoke with the suspect, requesting he peacefully surrender. Approximately 10 minutes later, the suspect began firing a gun from within the home at officers.

Nearby homes were contacted and put into a shelter-in-place. The area was contained and Memorial Drive was shut down for public safety.

The man continued to shoot from the home throughout the afternoon and into the next day, Friday March 15, 2024. We estimate more than 100 rounds were fired and we are extremely thankful no officers or bystanders were injured as a result.

Responding members exercised extreme patience and worked tirelessly to find a peaceful resolution. Throughout the course of the incident, the man remained barricaded within the home while we worked towards voluntary compliance with efforts by our Tactical Unit and crisis negotiators. The RCMP Emergency Response Team also assisted as the event progressed. At approximately 8:30 p.m., on Friday, March 15, 2024, the situation escalated.

“The actions of one individual, with a history of weapons offences, put our community and our officers at substantial risk of harm. I am exceptionally proud of the professionalism, bravery and patience demonstrated by our officers, and exceptionally thankful to the Penbrooke Meadows residents and Calgarians at large for their patience and co-operation throughout this lengthy event,” says Chief Constable Mark Neufeld.

During the engagement with the suspect, Tactical Unit officers, along with members of the RCMP Emergency Response Team, discharged their Service weapons. As a result, the suspect was shot and declared deceased.

The Director of Law Enforcement was notified and instructed the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team to investigate the circumstances surrounding the discharge of the Service firearms. 

As ASIRT has now taken over the investigation, the CPS will not be releasing further information.

We know many Penbrooke Meadows residents were affected by this protracted incident, and we wish to thank you for your co-operation and patience as we worked to resolve this matter safely. We want you to know support is available through the Calgary Police Service Victim Assistance Support Team by calling 403-428-8398 or toll-free at 1-888-327-7828.

VAST is a free service provided to victims of crime and tragedy. More information is available at

Our VAST volunteers will be setup in the Penbrooke Meadows community tomorrow, Saturday, March 16, 2024, to offer support to residents impacted by this incident. Details will be available on the CPS social media accounts. 

Thank you to the RCMP Emergency Response Team for their assistance during this event.