One man is dead following a confrontation between the RCMP and the deceased which involved the discharging of RCMP firearms on Range Road 234, near Highway 11 in Bashaw, Ab. on the morning of Wed., Oct. 19, 2017.
According to an RCMP media release at 9:15 a.m., RCMP members located a parked, stolen vehicle in the rural area. As members approached the lone male occupant to investigate, the shooting occurred.
The male involved in this incident was air lifted to hospital in critical condition and later declared deceased.
The officers involved were not injured.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating the police actions.
The RCMP remains the lead investigating agency on the events leading up to the incident, with ASIRT having carriage of the review of police actions.
The ECA Review contacted the police for additional information on this incidence however because this matter is under investigation by ASIRT, the RCMP would not provide further information.
Drumheller RCMP investigate human remains
Reports of a burning vehicle outside of Morrin, Ab. lead firefighters to discover the body of an unknown victim.
On Mon., Oct. 16, at approximately 8 a.m., members of the Drumheller RCMP Detachment responded to a report of a burning vehicle in a rural area south of the village of Morrin.
Local firefighters responded to the incident and once the fire had been extinguished human remains were discovered at the scene.
According to a statement released by the police, members of the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) have assumed carriage of the investigation with assistance from the Drumheller RCMP Detachment and specialized units such as the RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section (FIS) and its Auto Theft Unit from Calgary.
The investigation is ongoing and the last known registered owner of the vehicle has been located and has been spoken to by police.
An autopsy is scheduled at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Calgary.
Fatal shooting involving RCMP near Stettler
RCMP responded to a complaint of a sleeping or passed-out driver in a vehicle parked on the side of a range road between Stettler and Red Deer Ab. around 9:15 a.m. on Oct. 19, 2017.
Three officers responded and located a vehicle that had been reported stolen. A lone man appeared to be sleeping or unconscious in the driver’s seat.
As two officers approached the driver’s side of the vehicle to address the man and remove him from the vehicle, a struggle ensued and the man put the stolen vehicle in reverse, striking one of the officers with the driver’s door.
The reversing vehicle rammed an unoccupied RCMP vehicle parked behind it with enough force to send the cruiser into the ditch and causing it to roll.
Two of the three officers fired their service weapons, causing fatal injuries to the man who, once taken to hospital, was declared deceased.
The officer who was struck and dragged was not seriously injured. The remaining two officers were uninjured.
In addition to other evidence, ASIRT investigators have located and secured recorded video of the incident.
The man’s family was notified of the incident.
As ASIRT’s investigation continues, no further information will be publicly released until it has been concluded and those impacted by the incident and the investigation have been notified of the outcome.
Robert Dean Clifford (35) was arrested and charged with one count of second degree murder in relation to the homicide of 31-year-old Nichole Clifford, his estranged wife, whose body was found in her home in Wainwright on the morning of Fri., Feb.24, 2017.
He is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Vegreville on Mon., Oct. 23, 2017.
Death in Hanna
RCMP were called to a single ATV rollover on a rural property north of Hanna on Oct. 22, 2017 at 1p.m..
The subsequent investigation revealed that a 56 year old man was the lone operator of a three wheel ATV which, at some point rolled over. Injuries from the rollover resulted in the man’s death.
Not wearing a helmet is believed to be a factor in the level of injuries sustained from the rollover.
No additional details have been provided to the public at this time.