A Boyle RCMP member shot a man in his 40’s at a rural residence east of Grassland on Saturday evening while responding to a firearms complaint.
At approximately 7:15 p.m., police received a call from persons at the residence saying that gunshots had been fired.
Officers from the Boyle detachment attended the trailer residence, confirmed that the suspect was the lone person inside and requested that he exit the home.
Upon his departure, the suspect had a shotgun in his possession, and after refusing to drop the weapon, an RCMP officer fired a single shot, striking the suspect. The suspect then reentered the trailer and shot at least one round from inside the trailer toward officer outside.
The man was eventually convinced to exit the residence unarmed and was taken into custody.
He is now being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound at a medical centre in Edmonton.
RCMP K Division Sgt. Patrick Webb said that because the residence was not his property, an exact location of the incident cannot be released.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT), under full cooperation with the RCMP, are investigating the incident.
As of yet, no charges have been laid and the identity of the man cannot be released.