Suspects charged in officer-involved shooting
The Calgary Police Service has charged a man and woman involved in a stolen-vehicle incident that led to an officer-involved shooting on the weekend.
Bogdan Ferdinand DIORDIEV, 21, of Calgary, faces seven charges related to the incident, including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, flight from a police officer, possession of stolen property and driving an uninsured motor vehicle. He will next appear in court on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019.
Alanna Mae STEEVES, 28, of Calgary, is charged with possession of drugs. She will next appear in court on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.
Original press releases below.
UPDATE: Officer-involved shooting in downtown Calgary
Calgary police can confirm the driver of the suspect vehicle is a 22-year-old man, and the passenger is a 28-year-old woman. Both remain in hospital in stable condition.
We can also confirm both the vehicle and the licence plate on the suspect vehicle were stolen in separate incidents.
One officer, a 12-year-member of the Calgary Police Service, discharged their firearm during this incident.
Given the nature of today's events, we have engaged our national security partners in this investigation. At this time, there is no indication of any links to extremist activity.
No further information will be provided by the Calgary police during this point in the investigation. Further inquiries may be directed to ASIRT.
Officer-involved shooting in downtown Calgary
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has been called in following an officer-involved shooting in downtown Calgary.
At approximately 2:50 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, officers were supporting an ongoing parade in the area of the 600 block of 8 Avenue S.W., when a vehicle travelling north on 6 Street, turned east on 8 Avenue S.W., around barriers, heading towards the parade. Officers attempted to block the car with their patrol vehicle, at which point the suspect vehicle did a U-turn, attempting to flee. Officers engaged the vehicle and shots were fired. The shooting occurred at 6 Avenue and 8 Street S.W.
The vehicle continued a short distance to 6 Avenue and 6 Street, where it collided with a bystander vehicle, before coming to a stop. The driver and passenger of the suspect vehicle were taken into custody. Both were injured during the shooting and have been transported to hospital in stable condition. The occupants of the bystander vehicle were not injured.
Officers and pedestrians were not injured during the incident.
It is believed that the vehicle was stolen. It is not yet known what the motivation for the near collision with the parade was.
Roads in the area are expected to remain closed for some time.