Police to be investigated after firing weapons at break and enter suspects

Jan 14 2020, 10:01 am

An early morning break and enter on Monday in Edmonton ended with one man being taken to hospital.

According to Edmonton Police Service, on Monday, January 13, 2020, around 4:10 am, two Northeast Division officers came upon a break and enter in progress at a gas station in the area of Range Road 244 and Hwy 37.

“When members challenged the suspects, contact between the suspect and EPS vehicles occurred, resulting in EPS members discharging their firearms,” said EPS in a release.

The suspects fled the scene, leading the officers to the area of 25005 Sturgeon Road.

Police say a second “vehicle contact” then occurred, at which point the officers again discharged their firearms.

One male sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated and transported to hospital, while three other suspects were taken into custody, said EPS in a release.

According to police, no EPS officers were harmed during the incident.

Police did not provide further comment on the extent of the male’s injuries, and EPS is unable to comment further, given that the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has since taken over the investigation.

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