Suspect wounded after officer-involved shooting
An officer in the area found a vehicle there and during a confrontation, his weapon was fired - Photo: Erica Fisher
Mounties in Cold Lake are saying one person was hospitalized after an officer-involved shooting in the city. It happened early Saturday morning.
Police say at around 2:30 AM they were called out to a break-and-enter in an industrial area in Cold Lake South. An officer in the area found a vehicle there and during a confrontation, his weapon was fired.
The vehicle came to a stop and two suspects were arrested. The 26-year-old driver sustained a gunshot wound to his lower leg. He was transported to the hospital, treated and released into police custody. The 46-year-old female passenger was not injured and remains in police custody. No one else was hurt.
The RCMP officer’s car was equipped with a camera. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is now investigating the circumstances of the incident.