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Armed man shot by police in north Edmonton facing charges
EPS shut down the intersection of 50 St. and 137 Ave. Monday, March 13, 2017.
Published Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:38PM MDT
Last Updated Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:41PM MDT
The armed man shot by police in a north Edmonton intersection on Monday is facing 14 criminal charges, sources tell CTV News.
On Thursday morning, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team confirmed 36-year-old Glenn Ironchild was holding a rifle.
Edmonton police received a number of 911 calls in regards to a man holding a firearm in the intersection of 137 Avenue and 50 Street.
Upon arrival, a confrontation broke out and an EPS officer shot Ironchild.
Ironchild was transported to the hospital where he remains in a stable condition, ASIRT said.
ASIRT confirmed that Ironchild was in possession of a Lee Enfield .303 calibre firearm recovered on scene.
Ironchild has been charged with 14 related firearm charges, including careless use of a firearm, pointing a firearm, and assault with a weapon.
The police watchdog's investigation will focus on the officer’s conduct and the use of force.
Ironchild's bail hearing is on April 6.