Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Police Officer Hurt, Suspect Shot in Back Alley Confrontation

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Police Officer Hurt, Suspect Shot in Back Alley Confrontation

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Police officer, suspect hurt in confrontation

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CALGARY - A police officer and a suspect were both taken to hospital Thursday night with non-life-threatening injuries sustained during a confrontation in the Calgary neighbourhood of Dover.

The Calgary police department said the incident took place in an alley around 7 p.m. Thursday evening after a stolen vehicle was spotted by patrol members.

A news release from the department said one officer, a three-year veteran of the force, sustained minor injuries after approaching the stolen car and being dragged by it.

A second officer, also a three-year-member of police service, discharged a firearm, striking the 21-year-old driver of the stolen vehicle.

A tweet from EMS officials confirmed they were called in to transport the pair to hospital. …

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