The Calgary Police Service has released updated information concerning the officer-involved shooting that took place on Monday night.
According to the release, an on-duty plainclothes officer had been taking a break in his unmarked police vehicle at around 11:30 pm on April 9, when a confrontation occurred between himself and another man.
The man, in his late 20s, who the release states was known to police, engaged in the confrontation with the officer at the corner of 2nd Avenue and 6th Street NE, ultimately resulting in the officer shooting his firearm.
The man was hit, and, though first-aid was provided, he died at the scene.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is currently investigating the incident.
“The Calgary Police Service is aware of the circumstances that are believed to have surrounded the encounter, however, the Service is not at liberty to provide details or explain the use of force at this time to protect the integrity of the ASIRT investigation,” the release states.
The officer has served 11 years with the Calgary Police Service, and has since taken a 30-day administrative leave in order to process the incident. He was not injured during the confrontation.
Police are asking anyone with relevant information about the incident to call their non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, ASIRT at 403-592-4309, anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or online through their website.