On the evening of Feb. 15, officers from the Vegreville RCMP detachment received a 911 call stating that a mother had been stabbed by her son at a residence in the community.

RCMP then received a second call indicating that a male was attempting to break into residences in the area. A third 911 call stated that a male had kicked in the front window of a residence and was inside, armed with a knife.

RCMP officers attended the residence and an interaction with the male occurred inside. Officers discharged their service firearms, striking the male and causing serious injuries. Officers provided emergency medical care until emergency medical services arrived to transport the male to hospital via STARS air ambulance, where he remains in critical condition. A female was also treated for her injuries and has been discharged from hospital.

A knife was found at the scene of the shooting. Investigation determined that the same male was the subject of all three 911 calls.

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

As part of its ongoing investigation, ASIRT is asking anyone who may have information about the incident 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.