Man fatally shot by EPS after 911 calls reported that he was carrying a gun


A PDF document issued by ASIRT with information on the incident and investigation
Incident ID
Incident Title
Man fatally shot by EPS after 911 calls reported that he was carrying a gun
Incident Date
Incident Description
On September 18, 2020, Edmonton City Police were called with reports that a man was carrying a gun in the parking lot of a motel, and later a backyard of a nearby home near 118 Avenue and 69 Street. The man, 48-year-old Marty Powder, was found in the backyard of the house and the premise was surrounded by the police. He was shot multiple times by two officers after an altercation and was declared dead at the scene by EMS. A 12 gauge semi automatic shotgun with a single shell loaded was recovered from the scene and several shotgun shells were found in Powder's pockets. Powder's identity was released by his cousin, Amber Reid as well as several online posts. According to Powder's niece Shelly, it took weeks for his body to be released to his family.
ASIRT was reported to be investigating, but no known updates are available.
Description Type
Non-eyewitness, based on documentation
Incident City
Incident Neighbourhood
Injuries Incurred
Multiple gunshot wounds
Weapon used
Gun: service weapon
Type of Abuse
Fatal violence
Victim Gender
Victim Race
First Nations, Inuit and Metis
Authority Involved
Edmonton Police Service
Officer Physical Description
Two officers involved
Complaint Filed
ASIRT Investigation ongoing (2022)
Submission Source
Research team
From published source
Archive Publication Date
Item sets
Fatal Incidents