Man in critical condition following RCMP shooting in Maskwacis

“A confrontation occurred in which an officer discharged their service pistol and the suspect was injured,” the RCMP said. “Officers administered first aid and emergency medical personnel were dispatched."

 

A 27-year-old man is in critical condition following an RCMP shooting in Maskwacis.

On December 1 at approximately 1:23 p.m. Maskwacis RCMP received a report from a concerned resident that a male had a firearm and had been discharging it in the rural area. Upon officers arrival, a confrontation occurred in which an officer discharged their service pistol and the suspect was injured. Officers administered first aid and emergency medical personnel were dispatched.

The injured male, a 27-year-old resident of Maskwacis, was taken by STARS to hospital where he was last reported as in critical life threatening condition.

No officers were injured in this incident.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has taken over carriage of the investigation into the circumstances of the officer involved shooting.

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