Nothing police could do to prevent fatal shooting, judge concludes
Shawn Price shot twice by officer during arrest in May 2009
There was nothing two Edmonton police officers could have done differently when a man was shot to death during his arrest in a robbery investigation, a judge ruled this week.
Shawn Michael Price, 36, died during a scuffle with police in May 2009 near 102nd Street and 107th Avenue.
"The concerted action by Price presented the officers with no alternative assessment, but that he intended grievous bodily harm against the officers or others and he was intent on securing the means to do this," judge Susan Richardson wrote.
The inquiry heard that Price struggled to get free while being handcuffed by one of the officers, eventually grabbing at his sidearm.
The second officer fired her gun twice, hitting Price in the back and the chest as he wrestled with the first officer.
The fatality report made no recommendations on how to prevent similar deaths.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, which investigates police shootings, had earlier ruled that the officers' actions were justified.