At approximately 11:55 p.m. on June 6, 2019, a Fort Chipewyan RCMP member was responding to a male who was banging on the main entrance to the detachment, which was closed at the time. During the course of the incident, a second off duty member who witnessed the altercation attended to assist.
The incident resulted with one of the responding members discharging their firearm. The suspect sustained a non-life threatening injury and was transferred to hospital for treatment.
Every day throughout Alberta, RCMP officers are faced with dynamic and rapidly changing situations where they must make decisions and take actions to ensure public safety. Often, an officer's actions are determined by the behaviour of the subject or the situation they are faced with. The officers involved were not injured and support systems are in place to ensure their wellbeing.
As this matter is under investigation by ASIRT, no further information is available.