Calgary police shoot man in city’s southeast

It's the second incident this week that's required investigation by Alberta's law enforcement oversight body

The Calgary Police Service. LIVEWIRE FILE PHOTO

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating the second Calgary Police Service (CPS) altercation this week after a man was shot in southeast Calgary late Friday.

Calgary police were called to the 1500 block of 35 Street SE around 10 p.m. Friday after resident reports of a man with a weapon acting “erratically,” police said.

When officers arrived, they encountered the man.

“Due to the rapidly changing dynamics, one officer discharged their Service weapon,” a CPS media release stated.

The man was given medical care by officers and EMS on scene and was taken to hospital in critical but stable condition, police said.

No officers were injured, according to police.

Second incident involving police

ASIRT is also investigating police use of force in connection with the break-in and fires at the Calgary Municipal Building on Aug. 2.

According to ASIRT, when officers arrived at the location after receiving a call shortly before 4 a.m., they found the fires and a man with a long-edged weapon.

Edged weapon recovered at Calgary Municipal Building scene. ASIRT

ASIRT said that police tried to talk with the man, but that proved unsuccessful. At that point, several officers used non-lethal weapons. The Calgary police K-9 unit was also used to take the person into custody.

EMS were on scene to provide medical assistance, ASIRT said, and the suspect was taken to hospital for treatment. They said the man suffered significant injury during his arrest.

ASIRT said their investigation will look at the circumstances around the use of force.

According to information provided earlier this week, the person was known to police. Few details on his condition were given at that time.

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