WATCH: ASIRT investigating officer-involved shooting during crime spree

Shots fired on two occasions during incidents, one suspect remains in hospital with serious injuries

On Oct. 13, 2017, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting of a 20-year-old man and a 20-year-old female.

On the same day at approximately 9 a.m., RCMP received multiple complaints of a pickup truck driving erratically in the area of Sundre. Through various checks, it was confirmed the truck had been stolen that day. RCMP received additional information that led them to believe the occupants of the truck had been involved in an attempted carjacking. Upon locating the pickup, an officer attempted to use a spike belt to immobilize it. The truck avoided the spike belt, was turned around, at which time an incident occurred resulting in the discharge of police service weapons. As the truck passed, one of the officers noted three individuals inside.

RCMP continued their pursuit and the truck proceeded to ram an occupied RCMP vehicle, resulting in the police vehicle airbags being set off and that vehicle being disabled. As a result of the collision, the truck went into the ditch and became immobilized. The male driver and a male passenger exited and fled. The female passenger was apprehended, transported to hospital, and treated for minor injuries sustained during the first shooting.

The two men who fled entered two different rural properties attempting to steal another vehicle. Upon gaining access into another truck, the two men drove back towards the highway. Officers, identifying the two individuals, had multiple interactions with their police vehicles and the pickup. Another incident occurred resulting in further discharging of police service weapons. The truck continued to travel a short distance across the highway, lost control, and then came to rest in the ditch.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested and transported to hospital where he remains with serious injuries. The male passenger was uninjured and taken into police custody.

ASIRT’s investigation will continue to focus on the police conduct and circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained by the occupants of the truck. The RCMP will continue to investigate the criminal conduct of the individuals.

ASIRT is asking anyone who may have witnessed any portion of the pursuit involving the truck and the RCMP in the areas of Hwy. 20 and Township Road 394, to contact ASIRT at 403-592-4306.

– Fawcett

Just Posted

Sylvan Lake anglers reminded to remove ice huts before spring thaw

Anglers have until March 31 to remove their structures from the surface of the ice

Protect your pets from ticks, says Sylvan Lake vet

The number of ticks in Alberta has increased, and has put people and pets in danger of Lyme disease

Check online to make sure you’re registered to vote in upcoming provincial election

Advance polls open Tuesday, April 9th to Saturday, April 13th

NDP Leader Rachel Notley stops in Red Deer on campaign trail

Notley promises hospital expansion, cath lab, pipelines and energy industry expansion

Town of Sylvan Lake looking for input on dog lake access

The Town held an open house about lake access for dogs on March 14

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

Fierce house cat spotted as ‘aggressor’ in face off with coyote in B.C. backyard

North Vancouver resident Norm Lee captures orange cat versus coyote in backyard showdown

Wilson-Raybould to reveal more details, documents on SNC-Lavalin affair

Former attorney general has written to the House of Commons justice committee

Anti-discrimination group wants to map offenders with cross-Canada hate atlas

Morgane Oger Foundation issues call for volunteers to help build Canadian Atlas of Populist Extremism

GM announces jobs, electric vehicle after Trump criticism

The company says it will spend $300 million at its plant in Orion Township

Trucker who caused Broncos crash likely to be deported: lawyer

The Crown has asked that Sidhu serve 10 years in prison

China chemical plant blast kills 47, injures hundreds more

This is one of China’s worst industrial accidents in recent years

Montreal priest stabbed while celebrating morning mass, suffers minor injuries

The incident happened Friday morning at Montreal’s St. Joseph’s Oratory

Most Read