A man shot by a police officer in Calgary

News 28 January, 2018
  • Darren Makowichuk / QMI Agency

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    Sunday, January 28, 2018 17:52

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    CALGARY | One man possibly in crisis has died of his injuries Sunday after being hit by a bullet by a police officer in Calgary on Saturday night.

    According to what was stated by the Calgary police, officers responded to 21 h after having been called to a man in crisis who was intoxicated in his apartment and the hallway of a residential complex.

    For about half an hour, the police had tried to negotiate with the old man in the forties, but the situation has deteriorated. “The man jumped from his second floor balcony and attacked a police officer. He opened fire at 21: 30”, has explained the deputy chief of the Calgary police, Bob Ritchie, according to remarks reported by the “Calgary Herald”.

    According to the daily, the suspect would have a dark to a police officer armed with an axe, leaving no other choice for the police officer to use his service weapon.

    “Our police officers have done their best to try to control the situation, and to communicate with this individual,” said Mr. Ritchie.

    The police officer who opened fire will not be able to resume active service for a period of at least 30 days. The intervention Team Alberta in the event of a serious incident, opened an investigation on this event.