EDMONTON — Investigators hope to track down dash-cam footage of a dramatic police chase that ended in a man being fatally shot by officers near Leduc on Wednesday.
The RCMP Serious Crimes unit is specifically asking for drivers to come forward who may have captured a black, four-door BMW sedan between 8:15-9:45 a.m.
The BMW was seen in the Town of Blackfalds, Highway 2A between Blackfalds and Lacombe and Highway 2 (the QEII) between Lacombe and Leduc.
Those with footage are asked to provide it to Blackfalds RCMP on a USB stick.
The rampage began Wednesday morning with a gun complaint centering on a Blackfalds home.
RCMP said when they arrived, officers were shot at and a woman in the area and not connected to the home was struck by a stray bullet.
The shooter fled north on the QEII, prompting Mounties to use a spike strip to slow him down.
Police said when the car stopped, a confrontation ensued that resulted in the 27-year-old man’s death.
A Mountie was also seriously injured in the confrontation.
Because it was a police shooting, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, the province’s police watchdog, is now looking into the series of events.