Today at approximately 3:20 p.m., Lloydminster RCMP members were attempting to arrest a suspect in a stolen vehicle. While on the call for service, the suspect fled the scene on foot and responding members entered into a foot chase. During the course of the incident a responding member discharged their firearm. As a result, the suspect sustained non-life threatening injuries and has been airlifted to hospital.
No officers were injured as a result of the incident.
The Director of Law Enforcement has been notified and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding police conduct. The RCMP remains the lead investigating agency on the events leading up to the serious incident, with ASIRT having carriage of the review of police actions.
All media inquiries about this incident should be directed to ASIRT at 780-641-9099.
The Alberta RCMP will not be commenting further on this incident.