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ASIRT probes officer-involved shooting in southeast Calgary – Global News

August 25th, 2019

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating following an officer-involved shooting in southeast Calgary early Sunday morning.

Calgary Police Service members responded to a strip mall near Shawville Boulevard at around 4 a.m. for reports of a suspicious man who police said was allegedly threatening people in the area.

Once on scene, police found a man in his 30s next to an ice cream shop. He was believed to be armed with a weapon. After the situation continued to escalate, police said the man was shot by one of the officers.

Calgary police officers attend a scene on Shawville Boulevard S.W. on Aug. 25, 2019.

Calgary police officers attend a scene on Shawville Boulevard S.W. on Aug. 25, 2019.

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Following the shooting, police said they had to use additional force to take the man into custody. He was later taken to Foothills Medical Centre.

Police said a large machete-type knife was found at the scene following the incident. No officers were injured.

The 11-year member of the police force who shot the suspect has now been placed on a 30-day administrative leave.

Shawville Boulevard was closed between 162 Avenue and Shawville Link for several hours and police advised people to avoid the area.

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