ASIRT has released some detail on how it plans to proceed with its investigation into a recent police-involved shooting in Calgary that claimed the life of a 76 year old man.
Officials say the investigation will focus on the circumstances surrounding the encounter between police and the man who was armed with a knife when he was shot.
The man was found in the garage of a home in Sundance after police were called there by someone who said they were being attacked.
Officers entered the garage and observed a running vehicle with one end of a plastic hose attached to the vehicle’s exhaust and the other end venting into the back passenger window.
The vehicle was not occupied.
Officers also noted a table saw was running which could be heard outside the garage.
A man, also bloody and with an observable wound to the left side of his neck, appeared from the opposite corner of the garage holding a large butcher knife.
A confrontation occurred resulting in one officer discharging a single round from his police service weapon striking the man.
The man collapsed to the floor and officers provided immediate medical assistance until Emergency Medical Services personnel entered and assumed emergency medical aid.
Notwithstanding their efforts, the man was pronounced deceased on scene.
A younger man was also found outside the home covered in blood and also carrying a knife, but he dropped the weapon when police told him to.