Blackfalds, Alta. – The RCMP Serious Crimes Branch is requesting that anyone who has vehicle dash cam footage from the following areas and times to please provide this to the RCMP. Of specific interest is footage that has captured a black, four door BMW sedan.
Wednesday May 6, 2020
8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Town of Blackfalds
Highway 2A between Blackfalds and Lacombe
Highway 2 (QEII) between Lacombe and Leduc
If you have footage, please provide this by way of a USB stick to the Blackfalds RCMP Detachment at 4405 South Street. If you have any questions related to this request, please call 403-885-3300.
Public assistance is appreciated in the ongoing investigation related to yesterday’s incidents in Blackfalds and on the QEII.
Corporal Laurel Scott
Media Relations Group
May 6, 2020
RCMP investigate shots fired and vehicle pursuit
Blackfalds, Alta. – At 8:15 this morning, Blackfalds RCMP responded to a firearms complaint at a residence in Blackfalds. RCMP arrived at the residence, and more shots were fired outside of the residence towards the RCMP vehicles. An adult female, not related to the incident, suffered a gun shot wound.
The female has been transported to a hospital with serious injuries.
RCMP contained the area however the male involved fled in a vehicle. He was located travelling northbound on the QEII. RCMP deployed a tire deflation device and a brief pursuit followed. The vehicle crossed the median and continued travelling north in the southbound lane.
The vehicle came to a stop and a confrontation occurred, resulting in the death of the 27-year-old male. During the incident, one RCMP officer suffered serious, non life-threatening injuries.
The Director of Law Enforcement has been notified and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the officer involved shooting and the actions of police. The RCMP will continue to investigate the events leading up to the final confrontation with police.
The Alberta RCMP will not be commenting further on this incident. All media inquiries about this incident should now be directed to ASIRT at 780-641-9099.
RCMP Press Release May 7, 2020 @ 9:26 am