Police watchdog investigating shooting and downtown apartment complex

Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating after a 28-year-old man was shot by local RCMP on Sunday.

Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating after a 28-year-old man was shot by local RCMP on Sunday.

Red Deer RCMP responded to a 911 call of an armed man, possibly suicidal, at the River Valley Apartments (5017-49th Street) around 7:15 p.m. on Sunday.

The man told police he had a gun and suggested he was prepared to use it on himself or others, say police.

Three police officers entered the building and found the man on the second floor. A confrontation occurred, which resulted in an officer discharging his weapon.

The man sustained a non-life threatening single gunshot wound.

He was provided with emergency medical attention and transported to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre where he was admitted and remains in stable condition.

No other injuries were reported.

Police stayed on scene throughout the night and on Monday.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) investigates incidents involving the police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person and police misconduct allegations. ASIRT is investigating the discharge of the firearm.

No other details are expected until ASIRT wraps up its investigation.

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