Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Watchdog Finds Edmonton Officer Justified in Shooting Death of Driver

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Watchdog Finds Edmonton Officer Justified in Shooting Death of Driver

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Police watchdog clears officer in fatal shooting

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EDMONTON - An agency that investigates police has ruled an Edmonton officer used necessary force in killing a suicidal man who had shot and wounded another officer.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says police pulled over a suspected drunk driver in May 2015.

It says the 31-year-old man was belligerent and refused to get out of his vehicle, then tried to pull an officer through the window.

A second officer attempted to shoot the driver with a Taser, but backed away when the man grab a sawed-off shotgun.

The man got out of his vehicle, shot the first officer in the leg and ran off.

As the man turned and pointed his gun again at police, the second officer fired multiple shots, striking him once in the head. …

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