Three days after appealing to witnesses of an officer-involved shooting in Dover, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has launched a second investigation into use of force by Calgary police officers during the incident – though the officer who fired his gun is not involved in that investigation.
In a Monday news release, ASIRT said it became aware of an “additional use of force by CPS officers during the course of its investigation.”
“ASIRT is investigating the circumstances surrounding the force used on the 20-year-old man who was driving the stolen Honda Civic after he was removed from the vehicle while being taken into custody.”
Police were called to the area of 30 Avenue and 36 Street N.E around 7 p.m. on Thursday evening for reports of a stolen vehicle.
As they waited for HAWCS helicopter they noticed the stolen 2000 Honda Civic drive into an alley in the 3800 block of 30 Avenue S.E.
As the officers pulled up to the stolen car, it reversed and struck the marked police cruiser.
“An officer approached the driver’s side window of the Civic on foot to speak with the driver, who was the lone occupant, and reached into the car in an attempt to put it in park,” ASIRT said in a Friday news release.
“An altercation occurred between the man and the officer. During the struggle, the man was able to put the Civic into motion while the officer’s upper body was in the vehicle.”
ASIRT said a second officer fired his service pistol. The bullet hit the driver, who lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a nearby garbage bin.
Additional officers arrived on scene and the suspect was eventually taken into custody. The suspect suffered ‘serious’ injuries according to the investigative body.
ASIRT is asking anyone who may have witnessed or taken video of the event to contact them at 403-592-4306.