A man is dead after being shot by Calgary police during an altercation in southeast Calgary Saturday.
Calgary police said officers responded around 3:40 p.m. Saturday to the area of 45 Street and 17 Avenue SE for reports of a man believed to be in possession of weapons.
Witnesses at the scene told police the man had assaulted a bystander and was threatening others. Once police arrived, they located the man, who still had the weapons.
According to police, they tried to negotiate a peaceful solution. Despite this effort, police said the man’s actions led to officers firing at the man.
Police said life-saving efforts were made, but the man died at the scene.
A Calgary police service dog was also injured by the suspect. He was taken to an animal hospital in life-threatening condition. The dog is stable and receiving care.
The officers weren’t injured. Roads in the area were closed for the investigation.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, the body that looks into police-involved incidents, is investigating.