Severely wounded, a Calgary police officer made a last-ditch attempt to stop an allegedly armed and violent suspect Saturday afternoon — dropping him with a bullet. It was one of two unrelated incidents in the space of about an hour Saturday where a cop made the choice to open fire.
Calgary Sun (h/t Edna K) Deputy Chief Trevor Daroux said after hitting the suspect with a taser failed and the suspect had struck the officer with a large bladed weapon, the lone officer shot the suspect inside a department store at crowded Marlborough Mall in the city’s northeast.
The incident started moments earlier, around 2 p.m., at a nearby LRT platform, where police were called for reports of a man with a weapon fighting with several other people. Calgary police have confirmed an officer is in stable condition after sustaining a “severe injury” in an altercation at Marlborough Mall in Calgary Saturday afternoon.