Stettler, Alta. – On July 24, 2022 at 10:14 p.m., Stettler RCMP were dispatched to a report of a disturbance involving several people in front of a residence in Stettler. While the officers were patrolling in the area, they were flagged down by a female who reported she had allegedly been threatened by an adult male with a weapon.
The male was located by officers in a nearby alley. An interaction occurred wherein one officer discharged their service weapon and another discharged a conducted energy weapon. First aid was administered by RCMP officers on scene. Emergency Medical Services attended to provide assistance and the suspect was transported by STARS Air Ambulance to an Edmonton area hospital where he remains in stable condition.
Stettler RCMP contained the area with assistance from Three Hills and Bashaw RCMP. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has taken over carriage of the investigation into the circumstances of the officer involved shooting.
The Alberta RCMP believes in processes that seek the facts and it’s important that processes taken to assess the actions of all those involved, including the police, are fair, transparent, and defendable. This is why, as soon as we became aware of this incident, we immediately notified the Director of Law Enforcement and initiated our internal review process.
Independent of ASIRT’s investigation, the Alberta RCMP’s internal review process has been implemented to gather a full account of what took place during this incident. RCMP training, policy, police response, and the duty status of the members involved will be subject to review. The Alberta RCMP is, of course, fully cooperating with ASIRT and will not be commenting further on this incident. All media inquiries about this incident should now be directed to ASIRT at 780-641-9099.