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ASIRT identifies suspect in Abbeydale shooting as B.C. man
ASIRT says that dental records were used to positively identify a man who was found dead after a police incident in Abbeydale on March 27.
Published Friday, April 13, 2018 1:36PM MDT
Authorities say that a suspect who was killed at the culmination of a police incident in Abbeydale has been identified as a 25-year-old man from B.C.
Calgary police were called to a home in the100 block of Abingdon Way N.E. on March 27 for reports of a man attempting to steal a car from a woman.
Investigators soon learned that the suspect was involved in an armed robbery earlier that morning and also allegedly broke into a home in Abbeydale prior to police being called.
When officers got to the scene, they found the man between two homes and, as they approached, the suspect began to open fire on the officers.
Constable Jordan Forget, a five-year member of the CPS, was hit and needed to be taken to hospital.
The suspect then entered a garage, where he was surrounded.
Police say smoke was soon seen coming from the garage and flames quickly engulfed the structure.
The Calgary Fire Department was called in to put out the fire and once it was extinguished, the man’s body was found inside.
ASIRT took over the investigation of the incident and says that an autopsy was conducted a day after the incident.
Dental records were used to identify the man as a 25-year-old man, normally a resident of B.C. The suspect’s family was notified about the death on April 11.
The agency says that in keeping with established policies and out of respect for the man’s family and loved ones, ASIRT will not be releasing the name of the deceased.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.