Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Man Shot by RCMP after He Pointed Pellet Gun Apologizes at Hearing

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Man Shot by RCMP after He Pointed Pellet Gun Apologizes at Hearing

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Man shot by RCMP apologizes for his actions

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RED DEER, Alta. - A central Alberta man who was shot by RCMP after he pointed what turned out to be a pellet gun at officers apologized in court before being sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Jesse Dyvig, who is 29, pleaded guilty in August to assaulting a police officer and possession of a dangerous weapon.

He is being allowed to serve the sentence two days each week so he can continue working and keep up addiction and mental-health treatment.

Court hear that RCMP had responded to reports of a suicidal man with a gun at an apartment building in Red Deer.

Officers found the man in a second-floor hallway and shot him in the chest when he pointed what appeared to be a revolver at them.

The man had non-life-threatening injuries and Mounties were cleared of any wrongdoing.

Dyvig later admitted he had consumed six beers that night, taken pain medication and hadn't slept in several days. …

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