At approximately 8:55 p.m., a 911 call was received which stated that there was a single vehicle roll-over on Anthony Henday Drive. The 911 caller said that the male driver of the rolled vehicle had left the scene on foot. Edmonton Police Service (EPS) officers began looking for the male in surrounding neighborhoods of the community of Fraser.

At approximately 9:11 p.m., the EPS Air 1 helicopter team was asked to assist and began flying over the areas surrounding the roll over. A description of the male was provided to EPS officers and at 9:21 p.m., the subject officer voiced over his radio that he had located a person matching the description of the male.

The male walked in the direction of the subject officer’s police car as the officer drove his vehicle, with emergency lights activated, towards the male. At approximately 9:22 p.m., the subject officer stopped his vehicle and stepped out facing the male. The male stopped walking and raised his arms to his sides while facing the officer who had his gun drawn. The subject officer and male engaged verbally with each other. The subject officer fired his weapon at the male who was hit and dropped to the ground.

The male was provided medical attention but died as a result of gunshot wounds.

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

ASIRT is asking members of the public who may have witnessed 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.