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Gateway Boulevard incident ends with what appears to be non-criminal death

For Immediate Release:24-Dec-2017 @ 9:33 AM
MRU #:17R149

A weapons complaint that commenced Saturday afternoon at a commercial address near 38 Avenue and Gateway has ended with what appears to be the non-criminal death of a shooting suspect.

The call ended at approximately 2 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, during negotiations with a male suspect held up inside a commercial dwelling near that location.

The Alberta Director of Law Enforcement has instructed EPS to further investigate the incident, as it is considered to be an in-custody death.

Southwest Division patrol members initially responded to a weapon’s complaint at that address, which saw a male complainant sustain a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

No further details, including the name of the deceased, are being released.

Gateway Boulevard has since been reopened to oncoming traffic between 38 Avenue and the Whitemud Freeway.

 

Background:  

Southwest Division patrol officers responded to a weapons complaint at approximately 2:20 pm today, Saturday, December 23, 2017 near 38 Avenue and Gateway.

 

Upon arrival, officers learned that an unidentified male had sustained a gunshot wound and was being treated and transported to hospital by paramedics with non-life-threatening injuries.

 

Police continue to negotiate with a suspect, who is still believed to be contained at that address.

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Please contact Scott Pattison at (780) 421-3553 for more information.

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