Calgary officer fires weapon after car confrontation; suspect holes up in Ogden home

ASIRT was called in to investigate the discharge of the Calgary officer's weapon

The Calgary Police Service. LIVEWIRE FILE PHOTO

A Calgary police officer shot at a suspect after a confrontation during an alleged vehicle theft early Wednesday.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is now investigating that incident.

According to police, officers spotted a stolen Chevy Malibu around 1:40 a.m. Wednesday that was speeding through the northeast community of Rundle. Police said the suspect later left that vehicle and entered a Nissan Altima. Police also determined that car was stolen, police said.

The Calgary police helicopter HAWCS watched the vehicle as it drove at high speed. Police said there was a concern for public safety.

A Calgary police cruiser that was travelling northbound on 18 Street SE drove past the Altima that was sitting in the southbound lanes of 18 Street SE. According to police, shortly after, the Altima swung around and pursued the police vehicle.

It stopped in front of the police vehicle and forced the cruiser to stop. At that point, according to police, there was a confrontation and the officer shot at the suspect.

Police said the vehicle left towards Glenmore Trail, later fled the vehicle and into a home in Ogden.

The suspect was in the home for some time. Shortly after 3:45 p.m. Wednesday the suspect safely exited the home and was taken into custody. No injuries were sustained, according to police.

The officer involved was a two-year member of the Calgary Police Service. The officer wasn’t injured and was placed on a standard 30-day administrative leave, police said.

The Calgary police will continue the investigation into the suspect’s action. ASIRT will focus on the discharge of the officer’s weapon.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call 403-266-1234.

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