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CPS cleared of wrongdoing in May 2018 shooting

Last Updated May 27, 2021 at 2:18 pm MDT

File photo. Calgary police on the scene of a stabbing in Rundle on Mar. 31, 2021. (PHOTO: Saif Kaisar, 660 NEWS)

CALGARY – Three years after Calgary police shot and killed a woman in a southeast home, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has cleared them of any wrongdoing.

The incident, in May 2018, involved a 33-year-old woman and her 17-year-old son who had broken into a home in Penbrooke Meadows and barricaded themselves in a room in the basement.

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Officers entered the room when the woman called for help and they saw the teenager had a knife and they fired several “less-lethal rounds” to disarm him.

That worked, but the woman grabbed the knife and stabbed her son, but before she could do it again, two officers shot her.

She died at the scene, the 17-year-old was rushed to hospital but survived.

The police watchdog has concluded the officers’ use of force was necessary and saved the young man’s life.