Calgary police shoot suspect in northwest neighbourhood of Highwood

The Calgary Police Service asked residents of a northwest neighbourhood to shelter in their homes as officers responded to a situation Wednesday morning involving a firearm.

Police were called to the 200 block of Hendon Drive N.W., in the community of Highwood, as part of a response that began at around 4 a.m.

According to police, a moving truck had struck a home and several parked vehicles and the initial responding officers encountered an armed man pointing a gun at them.

CPS officials say nearly 20 police units, as well as RCMP support, were deployed to the scene.

Police say a confrontation occurred between officers and the suspect and a CPS member fired a shot that struck the man. The gunshot victim was transported to hospital by ambulance in stable condition.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating the actions of the officer who shot the suspect.

A resident of the area, who only gave her first name, says her daughter saw the moving truck driving erratically Wednesday morning.

“She was wondering what the heck is this guy or this person doing?” Alice told CTV News, adding that once police arrived, she told her family to stay away from the front of the house.

“About 20 minutes later, we heard gunshots and when we looked outside, there was a SWAT team and more police coming.”

Alice says she’s shocked by the violent incident.

“Why is this happening right in the middle of night and now, more often, gunshots on the street and on the roads and now in a normal neighbourhood? This is a more family oriented neighbourhood too.

“It does worry us a bit.”

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