Calgary, AB,
12
October
2018
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17:11
America/Denver

Seeking public assistance – Legacy hit-and-run involving CPS officer

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect in a hit-and-run that left a police officer seriously injured.

At approximately, 3 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, a District 8 member was attending a suspicious person call in the 200 block of Legacy Boulevard S.E., when he approached a suspicious vehicle. The driver of the vehicle attempted to flee from the officer, striking him.

The officer sustained serious injuries.

The abandoned vehicle, a white F-150 was located in the community of Evergreen. It is believed the truck was stolen on Wednesday, Aug. 8., 2018. At the time the truck was stolen, it had prominent decals displayed on the doors that were removed and the license plate was replaced numerous times to evade police. A picture of the recovered truck is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Investigators are waiting for results of DNA and fingerprints recovered through a full forensic analysis of the truck which they hope will assist in identifying the suspect.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his 20s, with a slim build and brown hair.

Investigators are also releasing a CCTV image of a small red hatchback that may be similar to a vehicle that was used to pick up the suspect after he abandoned the F-150.

Anyone with information about the identity of these vehicle or this incident is asked to call the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

CASE # 18372937