The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating an officer-involved shooting in northeast Edmonton that happened around 6 p.m. Thursday evening.

The Edmonton Police Service said that officers were following a vehicle that was driving erratically.

The suspect was being investigated for an outstanding provincial warrant, and making threats against the Edmonton Police Service. He was being arrested for two breaches.

Police said that the suspect fled his vehicle, a Chevy Impala, in the area of 128 Avenue and 54 Street where he was verbally challenged by officers.

Police said the suspect did not follow the officer’s commands, and that there was an altercation which led to an officer with 4 years of service to fire his gun, hitting the suspect.

The suspect was taken to hospital, and is in stable condition.

The officer involved in the shooting did pass his annual mandatory pistol qualification according to police. He will be placed on administrative leave as per policy.

 ASIRT has taken over the investigation.

This is the third officer-involved shooting in the month of March.