Edmonton Police Service to provide update on shooting deaths of 2 officers Friday afternoon

Officials with the Edmonton Police Service have scheduled a news conference for Friday afternoon to provide an update on the investigation into the deaths of two of the force’s members a day earlier.

Constables Brett Ryan and Travis Jordan died after being shot early Thursday morning while responding to a domestic violence call at an apartment building in the Inglewood neighbourhood.

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Police say the shooter was a teen who died of what they suspect was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The teenage suspect’s mother is in hospital with serious injuries.

Devin Laforce, the deputy chief of the EPS’ investigations bureau, is scheduled to speak at a news conference at 3 p.m. local time. Laforce will be joined by Shane Perka, the superintendent of the criminal investigations division.

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On Friday, the City of Edmonton began allowing citizens to pay their respects to Ryan and Jordan by signing condolence books that have been set up at city hall.

More to come…

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