According to police, a man was shot by a Calgary Police Service officer as he tried to flee the scene of an armed home invasion early Saturday morning.
A release from CPS states that officers had responded to reports of the home invasion on the 2700 block of 86th Avenue SE at around 1:30 am on March 23.
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The invasion involved multiple offenders, according to the release, and when officers arrived they say they discovered two men fleeing the scene in a vehicle parked close to the home.
According to law enforcement, at approximately 1:40 am a CPS officer discharged their firearm and struck the driver of the vehicle, who was then taken to hospital in life-threatening condition. The man, believed to be in his 30s, is now in a critical, but stable, condition.
The passenger, a man in his 20s, was taken into custody following the confrontation.
When police searched the victim’s house, they found an injured man in serious condition. The release states that he is not a resident at the home where he was found, but is known to the residents, and had been taken to hospital shortly after being discovered.
Police also say they found a gun on scene, and reports indicate that a shot had been fired prior to CPS’ arrival.
Police believe the incident to have been a targeted home invasion, and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is currently investigating.
The officer who allegedly shot the suspect is a six-year member of the service, according to the release.