The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has determined that an officer was in the right, when he shot a man in the leg last year.
The incident took place last December, a 50-year-old man called police saying he had a gun and wanted “suicide by cop.”
911 called the residence and talked to another man, who said the man had been drinking and had a pellet gun but he didn’t think he had any ammunition.
It was later determined that he had a blood alcohol level almost four times the legal limit.
When the Edmonton Police Service arrived the man went outside with the weapon, they told him to drop it but he failed to comply.
That’s when one of the officers shot twice, hitting the man in the leg once.
ASIRT says that the evidence showed that not only should the officer not face charges, he should be commended since the man could have posed a threat to the community. (km)