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ASIRT rules 2016 police shooting as justified

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The Alberta Serious Incident Response Teams (ASIRT) say Calgary Police acted reasonably in a non-fatal officer-involved shooting in Stanley Park two years ago.

Around 3:40 p.m. on March 20th, 2016, police received a complaint about a man with a gun in the park.

Two officers arrived and told him to stop, but he pointed what appeared to be a gun towards one of them.

An officer shot twice, but none of the bullets hit the man and he ran away.

When the cops caught up he put the gun, which turned out to be a replica, on the ground and surrendered.

ASIRT says considering the man’s actions and that no one could tell he was holding a fake, police were justified in shooting.

Police said after the arrest, the suspect appeared to be under the influence of some drugs and was delusional while talking to police.

At the time, 23-year-old Richard James Wolfchild was charged with multiple crimes.