At approximately 6:25 p.m., Edmonton Police Service (EPS) officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at a liquor store in the area of 113 Street and 104 Avenue. The caller said that a man with a firearm had robbed the store before fleeing on foot.

At 7:01 p.m., officers in the area of 107 Avenue and 105 Street spotted the 36-year-old man who matched the description of the robber. The 36-year-old man fled northbound on 105 Street, with officers in pursuit.

On 107 Avenue near 105 Street at 7:03 p.m., a confrontation occurred between the officers and the 36-year-old man. The officers discharged their firearms, striking the 36-year-old man. Officers provided first aid to him until emergency medical services (EMS) arrived a short time later. Their efforts were unsuccessful, and the 36-year-old man was declared dead on scene. An imitation firearm was located nearby.

A 59-year-old man was located in medical distress in an apartment adjacent to the confrontation. Emergency first aid was provided for an apparent gunshot wound. EMS transported the 59-year-old man to a nearby hospital, but he was declared dead shortly after arriving.

ASIRT’s investigation will examine the circumstances surrounding the firearm discharges and the use of force. No additional information will be released.

As part of its ongoing investigation, ASIRT is continuing efforts to identify people who may have witnessed aspects of the confrontation between the 36-year-old man and police. ASIRT is asking anyone who may have been in the area and may have witnessed these events and/or may have video to contact investigators at 780-644-1483.

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.


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