2 suspects shot while allegedly fleeing Calgary police have been charged

Oct 21 2019, 3:11 pm

The 21-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman who were shot by a Calgary Police Service officer on Saturday have since been charged.

Following what the Alberta Serious Incidents Response Team described in an earlier release to be a series of dangerous vehicle maneuvers through downtown Calgary, the pair were shot by a Calgary Police Service officer as they allegedly attempted to flee the area of a military parade.

The woman suffered a gunshot wound to her left thigh while the male driver was shot in the left forearm. Both were treated in hospital though it was noted that neither injuries were considered to be life-threatening, according to the ASIRT release.

The Calgary Police Service issued another release on Monday to state that the two had since been charged, with the man, 21-year-old Bogdan Diordiev facing seven charges, and the woman, 28-year-old Alanna Steeves, facing one charge.

Diordiev has been charged with dangerous operations of a motor vehicle, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, flight from a police officer, possession of stolen property, and driving an uninsured vehicle.

Steeves has been charged with possession of drugs.

Both are from Calgary, according to the release, and will be appearing in court on October 22 and December 2, respectively.