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Edmonton Police Kill Knife-Wielding Man; ASIRT Investigates

Edmonton Police shot a knife-wielding man to death around of 111 Street and 100 Avenue downtown Edmonton on Sunday night.

At around 8:33 p.m., police responded to reports of a man with a knife approaching people at around 111 Street and 99 Avenue.

When police arrived, a confrontation ensued with the man in question, and an officer shot him.

“Life-saving measures were attempted on scene; however, the male succumbed to his injuries. No EPS members were injured during this event. A knife was recovered on scene,” police said in a media release.

Director of EPS law enforcement was alerted to the incident, and from there, directed the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team to investigate.

ASIRT investigates in cases where police use of force results in injury or death.

An EPS Officer.