Man armed with sawed-off shotgun shot dead by Edmonton police
Officer shot in the lower body, expected to recover
A man armed with a sawed-off shotgun was shot and killed by Edmonton police Monday night after he began fighting with officers during a traffic stop.
Police located the car near 118th Avenue and Abbottsfield Road. But soon after they pulled the car over, the 31-year-old driver, who was known to police, began fighting with the officers.
During the fight, the driver, the only person in the car, was shot and killed while one of the officers was shot in the lower body.
Only one officer fired his gun, Hughson said.
The injured officer suffered serious injuries and was placed in another police car and rushed to hospital. The eight-year member remained in hospital Tuesday afternoon, but is anticipated to make a full recovery.
The second officer involved has been with EPS for 10 years.
"When we stop a car, you don't know who is in the vehicle, what they have been doing or what they are planning on doing. So this is just another example of a simple traffic stop that turns into something."
An autopsy on the driver is scheduled for Wednesday.
ASIRT investigates incidents involving police in Alberta that result in serious injuries or death.