OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

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An officer related shooting happened this morning off of Falworth Way Northeast.

At 6 am a police officer discharged his weapon after making a traffic stop in the 100 block of Falcon Ridge Northeast.

The initial call for help came from someone inside the home who said two men were at the address threatening to shoot one of the residents.

The offenders left the home before police arrived, however, officers were told they left the area in a red Pontiac and to be on the lookout.

Roughly 15 minutes later, an officer came upon a red Pontiac with two occupants and began following it.

The officer was waiting for backup before conducting a traffic stop, when the driver suddenly slammed on the breaks and partially pulled into a driveway along Fallingworth Court N.E.

The two occupants immediately jumped out of the vehicle, with one of the men holding what the officer believed to be a handgun.

The officer drew his weapon and fired at the suspect.

Both suspects ran from the area and have yet to be located. It’s unknown if either of the men was struck.

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance should they come across any evidence indicating an injury occurred.

Officers have two persons of interest in this case and at this point in the investigation do not believe the incident is connected to the ongoing gun violence seen in the area over the past several months.

The first suspect is an East Indian man, possibly in his late 20s, 5’8” tall, wearing baggy jeans and a blue and brown jacket.

The second suspect is an East Indian man, in his early 30s, 5’8” tall, with a slim build and possibly wearing all black clothing.

The CPS member involved in the shooting has five years’ experience.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been advised of this incident, however, the investigation remains with the Service’s Homicide Unit and Professional Standards Section as is protocol.

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