At approximately 12:04 p.m., the EPS received multiple calls of a male in possession of a handgun on the Funicular Promenade Bridge leading to the Frederick G. Todd Lookout.

EPS officers attended the location and located the male. Uniformed EPS officers ordered the male to drop the handgun, but the male did not comply. The EPS tactical unit arrived and approached the male by climbing the staircase to the platform. As they ascended, the tactical team ordered the male to drop the gun. The male did not drop the handgun. Upon reaching the platform, the tactical team fired upon the male, striking him.

The male was treated at the scene, then transported to an Edmonton hospital where he remains, receiving treatment.

Below is a photo of the item that was located in close proximity to where the male was arrested. Examination of the item has determined it to be a pellet gun.

Pellet gun located close to site of male’s arrest.

Pellet gun located close to site of male’s arrest.

ASIRT’s investigation will examine the use of force by the officer. No additional information will be released.

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.