At about 3 p.m. on March 14, CPS tactical team officers approached a Penbrooke Meadows residence to execute a search warrant. Using a loudspeaker, police identified the reason for their presence and told the occupants to leave the residence. Four individuals left the residence, but one man remained inside.

At 3:43 p.m., gunshots came from the residence and appeared to hit a CPS armoured rescue vehicle.

Shotgun located on scene

Shotgun located on scene

Over the next 30 hours, CPS negotiators spoke to the man. Additional resources were brought to the scene including RCMP emergency response unit officers and vehicles. Police released incapacitating gas into the residence, but the man remained inside.

At 8:41 p.m. on March 15, gunshots came from the front of the residence and appeared to strike a CPS armoured rescue vehicle and an RCMP armoured vehicle. A gunshot then came from the rear of the residence and the man came into the outer doorway. CPS and RCMP officers fired and struck the man.

A tactical emergency medical services medic approached and declared the man deceased. A shotgun was located on the male’s arm.

Additional loaded firearms were located inside the residence.

ASIRT’s investigation will examine the uses of force. 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.


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