Red Deer, Alberta – At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2016, Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of an armed man at a downtown apartment building. RCMP members attended the scene and located the armed man, who was subsequently shot by police in their efforts to ensure public safety.
The wounded man was taken to hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. There were no other injuries as a result of this incident. Police officers were on scene throughout the night to secure the scene.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating the discharge of the RCMP officers’ firearms. This is in accordance with their mandate to effectively, independently, and objectively investigate incidents involving Alberta’s police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person as well as sensitive allegations of police misconduct.
Alberta RCMP Media Relations