ASIRT investigating after youth shot by police during alleged robbery

Feb 4 2020, 9:37 am

A youth was taken to the hospital last night after being shot by an officer during an alleged robbery Monday evening in Edmonton.

According to Edmonton Police Service, at approximately 6 pm on Monday, February 3, 2020, an officer came upon an alleged personal robbery in progress in the area of 86 Street and 130 Avenue.

Police say the officer happened to be in the area conducting other investigations at the time, when he witnessed a male youth being robbed at gunpoint by another youth, and called for backup.

“As patrol was setting up containment at the scene, the suspect came out of a townhouse and a confrontation ensued between the suspect and officers, which resulted in one of the members discharging his service weapon,” said a release from EPS.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has since taken over an investigation, which left the youth with “non-life-threatening injuries.”

ASIRT’s mandate is to investigate incidents involving “Alberta’s police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.”

Police say no officers were harmed in this incident.