Woman killed by Calgary police was registered owner of car she was driving
29-year-old was driving a grey Honda sedan with B.C. plates when she was shot on Christmas morning
The woman shot and killed by Calgary police after an hours-long chase early Christmas morning was the registered owner of the vehicle she was driving at the time, officials said Thursday.
The vehicle — a grey Honda sedan with B.C. licence plates — was seen being driven dangerously in the Inglewood area just after midnight on Tuesday.
Officers tried to stop the vehicle but it sped off.
Then about 2:40 a.m., police received more reports of a similar vehicle being driven dangerously, this time in the community of Falconridge.
Officers saw the Honda going the wrong way into oncoming traffic and attempted what is called a "controlled stop" as it turned onto McKnight Boulevard from Stoney Trail N.E., "by pulling a police vehicle in the front of the sedan and additional police vehicles on each side and at the rear of the sedan," according to a release from the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, which is now investigating.
As the officers got out of their vehicles, the Honda began moving once again, ASIRT said in the release.
An officer fired, killing the 29-year-old female driver.
"Both the grey sedan and police vehicles were damaged during the confrontation," the release said.
Officers are working to notify the woman's next of kin. The woman's name has not been released.
ASIRT investigates any time someone is seriously injured or killed by police.
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