At 2:41 a.m., CPS received a complaint about a vehicle that was parked outside of a condominium complex in the 500 block of Canyon Meadows Drive SW. The lone occupant of the vehicle was playing music loudly. At 2:46 a.m., an officer arrived at the scene and activated his body-worn camera. As shown on the video, the officer approached the vehicle and its lone male occupant. The officer then quickly turned away, and the sound of a single shot came from the vehicle.

The officer moved behind his police vehicle and discharged his firearm in the direction of the male. Additional shots were exchanged between the officer and the vehicle. The male then exited the vehicle and left the area on foot.

Additional police units, including a police helicopter, arrived in the area. The helicopter located the male nearby in Fish Creek Park. Around 3 a.m., while the helicopter monitored him, the male appeared to discharge a firearm. No one was near the male at this time. Officers on the ground, including a canine unit, located the male at 3:26 a.m. He was deceased. A shotgun was located underneath his body.

ASIRT investigation continues into CPS officer-involved shooting

Shotgun located underneath the male

ASIRT’s investigation will examine the circumstances surrounding the uses 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 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 403-592-4306.

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.