Man has serious injuries after shooting by Edmonton police

EDMONTON -- Police in Edmonton have shot and wounded a man they say was armed and approached officers who were responding to a 911 call.

See Full Article

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, which investigates police shootings, is now handling the case.

The agency says in a news release that police were called to the scene early Sunday in the city's west end in response to a man who was threatening to shoot himself.

When officers arrived, the release says a 50-year-old man emerged from a home carrying what appeared to be a long-barrelled weapon and confronted the police.

It says one officer fired his service weapon and the man was hit.

Police say the man suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive.

ASIRT says a long-barrelled weapon was recovered from the scene.

It is the second police-involved shooting in less than 48 hours the agency is investigating.

On Christmas Day, RCMP shot a 37-year-old man near Red Deer after police allege he crashed into several vehicles, including a police car, with a stolen front-end loader.

The man, who was a suspect in a sexual assault and an attempted murder earlier in the day, died at the scene.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Tokyo logs record 5,042 cases as infections surge amid Games

    World News CTV News
    TOKYO -- Tokyo reported 5,042 new daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, hitting a record since the pandemic began as the infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics. The additional cases brought the total for Tokyo to 236,138. Source
  • Meng Wanzhou's lawyers claim U.S. is a 'repeat misleader' in her extradition case

    Canada News CTV News
    VANCOUVER -- Lawyers for Huawei's chief financial officer say the United States has acted in bad faith in the extradition process of Meng Wanzhou and the British Columbia Supreme Court should stay proceedings against her. In the documents presented to the court yesterday, her lawyers claim the United States mischaracterized and omitted evidence to establish a case of fraud when requesting the extradition of Meng from Canada. Source
  • Petition demands Catholic Church's charitable status be suspended over residential school response

    Canada News CBC News
    Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for the Catholic Church's charitable status to be suspended over its response on the residential school file. It follows statements from individual jurisdictions considering other action, such as removing subsidies or ending property tax exemptions for the Catholic Church. Source
  • Desperate Prairie ranchers are selling cattle early amid drought, lack of feed

    Canada News CBC News
    Donnie Peacock has been auctioning cattle in southwestern Saskatchewan for more than three decades, but this has been the busiest July he's ever seen — and August is already slated to be even bigger. However, the auctioneer with Heartland Livestock Services in Swift Current, Sask. Source
  • John Doe case in Saskatchewan solved with DNA evidence 26 years later

    Canada News CBC News
    WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing. A 26-year-old case involving a John Doe in Saskatchewan has finally been solved with DNA evidence. The Saskatchewan Coroner's Service and Regina Police Service declined to confirm this. Source
  • One year after Trudeau took a knee, is his government living up to its anti-racism promises?

    Canada News CBC News
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a knee at a Black Lives Matter rally on Parliament Hill over a year ago, after the murder of George Floyd sparked worldwide protests. Some welcomed the action as a commitment to fight anti-Black racism, while others dismissed it as a hollow gesture. Source
  • Fire engulfs Northern California town, leveling businesses

    World News CTV News
    GREENVILLE, CALIF. -- California's largest wildfire has leveled much of the downtown and some surrounding homes in a small Northern California mountain community. The Dixie Fire tore through the Greenville on Wednesday evening, destroying businesses and homes as the sky was cast in an orange glow. Source
  • 'Trauma as his shield': Cuomo's apology, defense criticized

    World News CTV News
    NEW YORK -- He said his actions had been misconstrued, his words misunderstood. He said it was cultural: He hugs, he kisses, he says "Ciao, bella." He said it was generational: Sometimes he lapses into "honey" or "sweetheart" or tells bad jokes. Source
  • 'Trauma as his shield': Cuomo's apology, defence criticized

    World News CTV News
    NEW YORK -- He said his actions had been misconstrued, his words misunderstood. He said it was cultural: He hugs, he kisses, he says "Ciao, bella." He said it was generational: Sometimes he lapses into "honey" or "sweetheart" or tells bad jokes. Source
  • 10 killed, 20 injured in Texas crash of overloaded van carrying migrants

    World News CBC News
    An overloaded van carrying 29 migrants crashed Wednesday on a remote South Texas highway, killing at least 10 people, including the driver, and injuring 20 others, authorities said. The crash happened shortly after 4 p.m. local time Wednesday on U.S. Source