Red Deer police officer involved in shooting

  • Aug. 24, 2020 2:30 p.m.

On Monday at approximately 2:30 a.m., Red Deer RCMP located a vehicle in the area of 51st Avenue and 33rd Street in Red Deer that had been involved in a criminal flight from police earlier Sunday.

An interaction occurred that led to the officer firing his service pistol. The suspect vehicle fled and additional RCMP support was deployed in an effort to locate the suspect vehicle.

At approximately 7 a.m., Red Deer RCMP located the suspect vehicle in the Eastview neighbourhood unoccupied. The driver was believed to have fled and may have been injured.

At approximately 11 a.m., RCMP located the 22-year-old female driver, from Red Deer. She was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The director of law enforcement has been notified and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has been directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the officer-involved shooting and the actions of police.

The RCMP will continue to investigate the events leading up to the confrontation with police.

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