On that day at approximately 3:30 a.m., an SUV that had been reported stolen, and which was being operated by the 21-year-old man, attracted the attention of CPS officers operating a marked police vehicle. Following that encounter, the stolen vehicle fled westbound at high speed on Country Hills Boulevard. The truck entered the intersection of Country Hills Boulevard and Metis Trail against a red light and collided with a pickup truck being operated by an off-duty CPS officer.

The man was pronounced dead on scene, while the off-duty officer was transported to hospital with serious injuries after receiving emergency medical treatment at the scene.

ASIRT investigators are asking anyone who was in the area of Country Hills Boulevard and Metis Trail at approximately 3:30 a.m. and witnessed these events to contact ASIRT by calling 403-592-4306.

ASIRT’s investigation will seek to determine whether the actions of any police officer caused or contributed to the death or serious injury that resulted from the collision. With ASIRT’s investigation underway, no further information will be released at this time.

ASIRT’s mandate is to effectively, independently and objectively investigate incidents involving Alberta’s police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.

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This release is distributed by the Government of Alberta on behalf of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team.


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