A 16-year-old boy killed himself in western Canada after shooting his mother and killing two police officers, sources told The Associated Press.
Police and government officials said the suspect man shot and wounded his mother in Edmonton, Alberta. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because each is not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
formerly, E.Domonton Police Chief Dale McPhee said At approximately 12:47 am, two police officers who arrived at the apartment after a domestic dispute call were shot dead.
McPhee said other officers dispatched to the apartment found the young man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. said to be related to women.
The woman was in a life-threatening condition when she was taken to hospital, but was later reported to be in a critical but stable condition, the chief said.
McPhee identified the deceased officers as Travis Jordan, 35, who had served in the Edmonton Army for eight and a half years, and Brett Ryan, 30, who had been an officer for five and a half years.
“Today is a very tragic day for the Edmonton Police Department and our city,” McPhee said. statement“These officers lost their lives trying to protect our community. They will never be forgotten.”
Ellis said the officer’s name will be added to a memorial to the fallen officer on Congress grounds. CBC reported.
Ryan is remembered as a pillar of the community and a longtime youth league hockey umpire.
Darcy Carter of the Spruce Grove Minor Hockey Association said the officer and his wife are expecting a child.
Carter said Ryan was a paramedic before becoming a police officer and was passionate about his work in the police force. “It’s something I’ll never forget… His face just lit up when he talked about his job.”
Jordan was remembered for his kindness.
Jessica Smigelski said she was driving to work after a heavy snowfall in 2020 when Jordan stopped her because her snow brush wasn’t working. But instead of giving her a ticket, he put away her CA, she said.
“He did his job. He did more than his job really required,” Smigelski said.
Ryan and Jordan held a moment of silence before Thursday night’s hockey game against the Stars and Oilers in Edmonton, with pictures projected onto the scoreboard.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted condolences Support for officers’ loved ones and colleagues.
“Police officers risk themselves every day to keep people safe, and the news that two Edmonton police officers were killed on duty is a reminder of that reality,” Trudeau wrote. rice field.
It’s the first murder by Edmonton police since 2015. Constable Daniel WoodallA hate crime investigator, he was shot multiple times while breaking into a residence with a battering ram. Another officer, sergeant. Jason Hurley was hit by a round that penetrated his body armor, but he survived.
On Thursday, Woodall’s widow, Claire Woodall, offered her condolences to CBC’s Ryan and Jordan’s families. report.
“Naturally, it brought back painful memories,” she said. “It is very sad to think that the families of fallen officers share the same thoughts today.”
Before Woodall’s death, Constable Ezio Faraone was shot dead in 1990 while responding to an armed robbery.