Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Father Says Son Who Was Shot by Police Is Recovering in Edmonton Hospital

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Father Says Son Who Was Shot by Police Is Recovering in Edmonton Hospital

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Dad says son shot by police recovering

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EDMONTON - The father of a man who was shot by police officers this week says his son is awake and talking, and has accepted the consequences of what's going to happen.

Glenn Pelletier tells CTV News he rushed to Edmonton from his home in Saskatchewan after hearing that police fired on his son, Glenn Ironchild, in the middle of a busy intersection in the city's northeast.

Police alleged Ironchild pointed a rifle at bystanders and then at officers.

A 10-year veteran discharged his firearm, injuring Ironchild, who was rushed to hospital.

CTV News has learned through court documents that Ironchild had received a lifetime weapons ban as part of a 2012 conviction for a violent crime, and was wanted on warrants at the time of the shooting. …

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