Newspaper article The Canadian Press

ASIRT Clears Officers Who Wounded Man Who Was Firing Arrows at Them

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

ASIRT Clears Officers Who Wounded Man Who Was Firing Arrows at Them

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ASIRT clears officers in bow and arrow incident

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WETASKIWIN, Alta. - The agency that reviews officer-involved shootings in Alberta has ruled Mounties were justified in shooting and wounding a man who fired arrows at them, narrowly missing one officer.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says RCMP were called to an apartment in Wetaskiwin, Alta., just before 4 a.m. on March 24, 2015, after receiving reports of a fight between a woman and a man.

The woman fled the apartment and called police, advising them the man had a crossbow and was looking for a fight.

At the same time, the man sent a text to an associate saying that police were coming and that he would be "fighting till I die."

After a brief standoff, the man left the suite with a compound bow firing at officers and taunting them, inviting them to fire back. …

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