Two Fort McMurray RCMP officers who shot a16-year-old last year have been cleared in the shooting.
An investigation by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team found the officers were justified in shooting the teen who being arrested for stealing a vehicle.
The shooting happened Feb. 11, 2012, when three plain-clothes members of the RCMP Crime Reduction Unit tried stopping a stolen vehicle on Highway 63.
Police fired at the vehicle when it started to speed off, wounding the 16-year-old driver.
He taken to hospital and later flown to Edmonton in serious condition.
Two other people in the vehicle were not hurt.
"The sad fact is that although ASIRT’s independent investigation has found that the officers involved acted lawfully in the execution of their duties, a young man was seriously injured in this incident," said Assistant Commissioner Marianne Ryan in a media release.
With the ASIRT investigation over, RCMP will review the incident as per standard procedure.