ASIRT gives some details on Grande Prairie RCMP-involved shooting

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — Alberta’s police watchdog says a Mountie shot a man on Tuesday in Grande Prairie during an exchange of gunfire with two suspects after a pickup rammed an RCMP cruiser.

No police were hurt.

Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) investigators say the 21-year-old suspect who was shot was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The other suspect, who is 29, was arrested.

Two sawed-off firearms were recovered.

Team investigators say they will focus on the circumstances of the officer-involved shooting and whether police conduct was lawful.

The team investigates when police are involved in the serious injury or death to any person, as well as allegations of police misconduct.

ASIRT is investigating a a confrontation between Grande Prairie RCMP and two suspects that resulted in a shooting Tuesday. Two sawed-off long-barreled firearms were recovered from the scene. (Supplied photo/ASIRT)

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