Skip to main content

Police shoot suspect after firearms complaint in Walmart parking lot: RCMP

The Walmart logo is seen in this photo from Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) The Walmart logo is seen in this photo from Aug. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

What started as a complaint about a shooting in a central Alberta Walmart parking lot has now led to an investigation by Alberta's police watchdog.

On Sunday, Red Deer RCMP responded to a complaint of a male discharging a firearm in the Red Deer Parkland Mall Walmart parking lot around 11:30 a.m.

Around 2:15 p.m., police found the suspect in the area of Garden Heights and Carleton Avenue.

While they were attempting to arrest him, an "altercation" happened, and officers fired their guns.

The man was taken to hospital with injuries as a result of the shooting.

No officers were injured.

No other information has been provided.

Police have turned over the investigation of the officer-involved shooting to the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT).

ASIRT's mandate is investigating incidents involving use of force by police officers.

RCMP will also be conducting an internal review of the incident. Top Stories

How a DNA test solved the biggest mystery in one man's life

At 76 years old, Paul McLister learned the family he'd grown up with had kept a massive secret from him all his life. He also found answers to questions he'd pondered since childhood, and gained a whole new family — all because of a DNA test kit.

The shadow war between Iran and Israel has been exposed. What happens next?

Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel early Sunday marked a change in approach for Tehran, which had relied on proxies across the Middle East since the start of the Israel-Hamas war in October. All eyes are now on whether Israel chooses to take further military action, while Washington seeks diplomatic measures instead to ease regional tensions.

Stay Connected