ASIRT investigating officer involved shooting in Red Deer

On Aug. 24 at about 2:30 a.m., Red Deer City RCMP located a vehicle in the area of 51 avenue and 33 street in Red Deer that had been involved in a criminal flight from police earlier on Aug. 23, 2020.

An interaction occurred that led to the officer firing his service pistol. The suspect vehicle fled that location. Additional RCMP support resources were deployed in an effort to locate the suspect vehicle.

At about 7 a.m., Red Deer RCMP located the suspect vehicle in the Eastview neighborhood unoccupied. The driver of the vehicle is believed to have fled and it is believed that driver may have been injured.

At about 11 a.m., Red Deer RCMP located the 22-year-old female driver, from Red Deer, of the suspect vehicle in Red Deer. She was taken to hospital by emergency medical services for emergency medical treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The Director of Law Enforcement has been notified and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the officer involved shooting, the actions of police and the matters following. The RCMP will continue to investigate the vehicle and the events leading up to the confrontation with police.