Innocent man in nearby apartment dead after Edmonton police shoot and kill armed robbery suspect


A close-up of a basement apartment window with a bullet hole through the glass. A superman figurine sits inside the windowsill.
A photo taken from an apartment building shows three EPS officers pointing weapons at a body lying prone in the snow across the street, in front of a low-rise apartment block.
Incident ID
Incident Title
Innocent man in nearby apartment dead after Edmonton police shoot and kill armed robbery suspect
Incident Date
23 February 2022
Incident Description
Police were called to an armed robbery in the area of 1133 st and 104 ave at approximately 6:25pm. The 36-year-old man fled the liquor store and was found near 105 st and 107 ave at approximately 7:01pm. A confrontation occurred and police discharged their firearms, fatally wounding the man who was declared dead on the scene. A 59-year-old man in the basement suite behind the first victim was also hit by police fire, and was located some time after the shooting. Emergency first aid was provided and he was rushed to hospital by paramedics but died from his injuries. Later investigation of the scene determined that the 36-year-old victim had an imitation firearm.
An ASIRT investigation has been opened, and the officers involved taken off active duty. The Archive team will update as this case progresses.
Description Type
Non-eyewitness, based on documentation
Incident City
Incident Neighbourhood
Central McDougall
Injuries Incurred
Weapon used
Gun: service weapon
Type of Abuse
Physical violence
Fatal violence
Victim Gender
Authority Involved
Edmonton Police Service
Officer Physical Description
At least three officers involved
Complaint Resolution
Investigating ongoing
Submission Source
Research team
From published source
Archive Publication Date
27 February 2022
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