ASIRT is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Dover, Thursday evening.
Just before 7 o’clock, members discovered a stolen vehicle and called HAWCS for assistance
As officers were waiting for the chopper, the stolen Civic pulled into a back alley off 30th Avenue SE.
As a result of a series of events, one member was dragged by the vehicle causing another officer to fire his weapon striking the driver, a 21-year-old man.
Police Chief Roger Chaffin says there have been about 4-thousand stolen vehicle complaints so far this year:
“I think all to often our officers are being put in harm’s way, as we attempt to interact with these vehicles. Just today alone we saw three such events where we’ve uncovered loaded firearms and drugs in vehicles. They’re becoming incredibly chaotic events.”
Chaffin says the public doesn’t see how hard members work to make sure this kind of incident doesn’t happen:
“There seems to be no regard for property or life and the fact that they’re targeting our officers at times to do this, there’s just no regard for the safety of anybody. Again, it’s very difficult. Our officers to an incredibly good job on a nightly basis.”
Both the officer and the suspect were taken to hospital in stable condition.
We are conducting an investigation in the 30 Av SE are of Dover. There's no threat to public safety currently.— Calgary Police (@CalgaryPolice) November 4, 2016
More details when available.