ARWEN Less Lethal

Man shot by police after standoff had 35 outstanding warrants

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Edmonton Journal

Published Oct 23, 2017  •  1 minute read

A man shot by police Friday had 35 outstanding warrants for violent offences, including firearms-related charges, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) said in a news release Monday.

The 37-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was shot after a standoff in west Edmonton. He was taken to hospital, where he was treated and released into police custody Saturday, ASIRT spokesman Jason van Rassel said in the release.

Police recovered a loaded shotgun, the release said.

On Friday, police responded to a call of a possible break-and-enter at a residence that resulted in a standoff, which went on for a few hours, the release said.

Police tried to negotiate with the man, and at one point heard a gunshot from inside the house.

“Shortly after 6:10 p.m., the man came out of the residence,” van Rassel said in the release. “During a confrontation that followed, police first used an ARWEN system, which fires less-lethal projectiles, and, subsequently, discharged their service firearms.”

Police will continue to investigate, the release said.


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