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Two police officers in Edmonton shot dead while responding to a family dispute, suspect also killed

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | March 17, 2023 01:08 AM

EDMONTON: Two young police officers working with Edmonton police were shot dead when they responded to call from an apartment complex due to family dispute.

The incident has shocked the local residents and the police department after ghasty killing of two officers Travis Jordan, 35, and Const. Brett Ryan, 30. The suspect is also dead and a woman was found in serious condition from the apartment.

Police Chief Dale McFee said both police officers were shot by a man as they entered the building in the city's northwest and approached the suite. They were not given chance to took out their arms.

"I can't tell you how devastated we are with their loss, " he told reporters Thursday, as Mayor Amarjeet Sohi, Alberta Public Safety Minister Mike Ellis and other dignitaries stood by. The police chief said that police service was decastated and police forces from all over country are sending condolences.

McFee said other officers rushed the wounded officers to hospital, where they were pronounced dead. He said it's believed the suspect died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posted a message on Twitter. "Every day, police officers put themselves in harm’s way to keep people safe, " he wrote.

"The news that two Edmonton police officers have been killed in the line of duty reminds us of that reality. I’m sending my condolences to the officers’ loved ones and colleagues — we’re here for you."

The CP has reported that the he killings are the first among the Edmonton Police Service since 2015, when Const. Daniel Woodall, a hate crimes investigator, was using a battering ram to enter a residence when he was shot numerous times through the door. Another officer, Sgt. Jason Harley, was struck by a round that penetrated his body armour and survived. Const. Ezio Faraone was shot and killed while responding to an armed robbery in 1990.

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