Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating after an Edmonton Police Service fired at a suspect while responding to a carjacking in the northwest end of the city.
Two EPS officers responded to reports of a stolen vehicle near 119 Street and 132 Avenue around 11:30 am, according to an EPS news release.
While the officers were talking with the person whose car was stolen, the suspect returned to the scene in the allegedly stolen vehicle. There was a confrontation between the suspect and police, and one of the officers fired his gun at the suspect.
The suspect wasn’t injured, and stepped out of the vehicle to be taken into custody, according to EPS.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team tweeted Thursday afternoon that it is looking into the incident.
ASIRT has been directed to investigate an @edmontonpolice officer-involved shooting that took place this afternoon in northwest Edmonton. Details to follow.
— ASIRT (@ASIRT_AB) February 20, 2020
ASIRT investigates all events where serious injury or death may have been caused by a police officer. It also looks into serious allegations of police misconduct.