Red Deer RCMP officer involved shooting
On Sept. 21, 2021, at 6:08 p.m., Red Deer RCMP received a 911 call of a break and enter in progress by an individual known to the home owner, at a residence in the area of Maxwell Avenue in Red Deer.
Red Deer RCMP officers responded to the residence and located the male suspect. A confrontation occurred between the suspect and officers, during which an officer discharged their service weapon, resulting in injury to the man.
Following a search of the residence, officers located the male who was taken into custody. Officers on scene provided first aid to the male until emergency medical services attended and he was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The male was treated and released from hospital and remains in Red Deer RCMP custody.
Red Deer RCMP have contained the area, and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is attending the scene to initiate an investigation into the circumstances of the officer involved shooting.
No RCMP officers sustained injuries during the confrontation.
The RCMP believes in processes that seek the facts and it’s important that processes taken to assess the actions of all those involved, including the police, are fair, transparent, and defendable. This is why, as soon as we became aware of this incident, we immediately notified the Director of Law Enforcement and initiated our internal review process. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the actions of the police during this investigation.
Independent of ASIRT’s investigation, the RCMP’s internal review process has been implemented to gather a full account of what took place during this incident. RCMP training, policy, police response, and the duty status of the members involved will be subject to review. The RCMP is, of course, fully cooperating with ASIRT and will not be commenting further on this incident. All media inquiries about this incident should now be directed to ASIRT at 780-641-9099.
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.
RCMP say 29 year old Red Deer suspect shot by officer was carrying this weapon
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.
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