One man was in hospital in stable condition after an officer-involved shooting Thursday evening in northeast Edmonton.
Officers were following a male suspect driving erratically at about 6 p.m., city police said in a release.
The suspect was being investigated for threats against police and was wanted on an outstanding provincial warrant, the release said.
The suspect tried to flee on foot after abandoning a Chevy Impala near 128 Avenue and 54 Street.
The suspect failed to follow officers’ commands and there was a confrontation, the release said.
An officer fired his service weapon and hit the suspect, police said.
The officer has four years on the force and was to be placed on administrative leave, as per policy.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has taken over the investigation.
Police taped off a large area and had about a dozen marked and unmarked police vehicles, along with one Emergency Medical Services vehicle, at the scene Thursday.
An orange cone sat beside a car that still had its headlights on.
Tony Yar owns a tattoo shop on 52 Street, but said he was at home when his employees at the shop contacted him about the police presence outside.
“The police came to the door and told them to lock themselves in,” he said.
By 7:30 p.m., his employees were allowed to go home, Yar said.
This is the third police-involved shooting in Edmonton this month.
Vitaly Savin, 55, was fatally shot March 9 while an officer was…
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