Woman dies after being shot by Calgary Police Service officer

Jun 27 2019, 4:23 pm

A woman died in hospital on Wednesday as the result of an early morning officer-involved shooting.

A release from the Calgary Police Service states that the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is currently investigating the situation that led to the woman being shot.

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According to the release, a police officer had responded to reports of a suspicious person wandering through backyards in the 20th Avenue and 35th Street SE area at around 6:30 am on Wednesday.

When the officer arrived, they encountered — and were pepper-sprayed by — a woman in her 30s.

The woman was shot during an altercation after the pepper spray incident and would succumb to her injuries after being transported to hospital.

While her identity has been confirmed, it was not been released as her next of kin had yet to be notified at the time of the release.

“The officer, a six-year member, required medical attention at the scene and has the full support of CPS and the Calgary Police Association. The officer will now be placed on a 30-day administrative leave,” the CPS release states.

The ASIRT investigation continues.