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EPS officer fires on suspect with weapon during gas station ‘confrontation’

By News Staff

Police say an officer opened fire on a man who was holding a weapon, possibly a taser, at a gas station in northwest Edmonton Saturday evening.

The Edmonton Police Service says the man remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Alberta’s police watchdog, ASIRT, is investigating the shooting.

EPS says an officer attended the gas station on 93 Street and 144 Avenue around 7:45 p.m. and “immediately called for assistance” after encountering the man with a weapon.

“A confrontation occurred and the officer discharged their firearm, striking the man,” police said in a news release.

Police began “life-saving measures” until paramedics arrived. No officers were injured.

A suspected conducted energy weapon (CEW) was located at the scene, according to EPS.

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