News release from Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT)
Investigation into RCMP officer-involved shooting causing injury continues
On Sept. 21, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer’s discharge of his service weapon during an encounter with a 29-year-old man that day.
At about 6:08 p.m., Red Deer RCMP received a 911 call reporting a break and enter in progress at a residence in the Maxwell Avenue area by a 29-year-old man known to the homeowner. At approximately 6:10 p.m., Red Deer RCMP officers arrived on the scene and entered the residence.
Shortly thereafter, the officers confronted the man inside the residence. During the encounter, an officer discharged his service weapon, injuring the man who was able to retreat into another room. Not long after, the man surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident.
Officers on scene provided emergency first aid to the man until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrived and took over care before transporting the man to hospital. The man was assessed, treated and discharged from hospital back into police custody.
The civilian reporter has confirmed that he heard commands to drop a weapon prior to shots being fired. A bladed weapon was recovered at the scene. The injured man has confirmed that at the time of the officer-involved shooting, he was in possession of this weapon, which he referred to in the interview as either a “knife” or a “sword.” While this evidence provides some context for the event, there is considerably more work to be done. It remains to be established what, if anything, the man may have done with the weapon; what the officers, including the officer who discharged his firearm, observed; and what prompted the use of potentially lethal force.
ASIRT’s investigation will examine the circumstances surrounding the police officer’s discharge of his firearm. The RCMP retains responsibility for the investigation into the man’s conduct. No additional information will be released.
ASIRT’s mandate is to effectively, independently and objectively investigate incidents involving Alberta’s police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.
News release from Red Deer RCMP
Red Deer RCMP officer involved shooting – Update #1
The Red Deer RCMP have laid charges in relation to the Sept. 21, 2021, officer involved shooting incident that took place at a residence in the area of Maxwell Avenue in Red Deer.
Scott Bruno (29) of Red Deer is charged with:
· Assault peace officer with a weapon
· Enter dwelling house without lawful excuse and commit indictable offence
· Fail to comply with probation
Following a judicial hearing on Sept. 22, 2021, Bruno was released on cash bail; however, was remanded pending payment of bail.
He is scheduled to attend Red Deer Provincial Court on Sept. 24, 2021.
As this matter is now before the courts, no further details can be provided by the RCMP.
All media inquiries about the officer involved shooting incident should continue to be directed to ASIRT at 780-641-9099.
Red Deer RCMP looking for shooter after multiple arrows shot into buildings
Submitted by Red Deer RCMP
Red Deer RCMP investigating string of mischief incidents
The Red Deer RCMP are investigating a string of mischief incidents believed to be related, which occurred between the evening of Oct. 24 and the morning of Oct. 25 in the Morrisroe community.
On the morning of Oct. 25, 2021, Red Deer RCMP on patrol in the Morrisroe community were called to the Annie L. Gaetz elementary school where students reported finding a broken window and an arrow located inside.
Later that morning, Red Deer RCMP received a call from a homeowner on Mitchell Ave stating they found an arrow lodged into the side of their home. Again that afternoon, RCMP were dispatched to a residence along 39 St where the homeowner found an arrow lodged into the side of their garage. All three arrows appear to have come from a compound bow.
At this time, there are no witnesses to the events or surveillance footage available, and no suspects have been identified. No one has been injured in these events.
The Red Deer RCMP are asking Morrisroe residents to check their homes, as well as review surveillance footage between the hours of 6 p.m. on Oct. 24 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 25 to see if any evidence was captured of the individual(s) involved. If you witnessed suspicious activity, or have security footage of the incident, please call the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the P3 Tips app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
Red Deer: Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigate homicide of 2-year-old
Oct. 15, 2021
from Alberta RCMP
Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigate homicide of 2-year-old
Red Deer, Alta. – On Oct. 10, 2021, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Red Deer RCMP received a request to attend a residence in the City of Red Deer to assist Emergency Medical Services, as a 2-year-old child had sustained critical injuries. The child was transported to a local hospital where they died as a result of their injuries.
As a result of further investigation, Red Deer RCMP arrested an adult female at the residence. The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit took over carriage of the investigation.
On Oct. 11, 2021, the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit charged a 30-year-old adult female from Red Deer with First Degree Murder in relation to the death of the 2-year-old child.
Alberta RCMP Major Crimes’ investigation indicates the individuals were known to each other and the general public was not at risk. The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit are not looking for any other suspects involved in the incident.
Due to a publication ban, the identity of the adult female charged and the victim cannot be released.
As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided.
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