Calgary police officers investigating a possible break-and-enter shot an intruder to death Thursday morning in a Penbrooke home.
Police said they were called to the scene in response to a possible break and enter about 11:30 a.m.
“Officers confirmed there were unknown individuals in the home,” police said in a statement.
“One person was shot and is deceased. The second individual inside the home was transported to hospital with serious injuries. Those injuries were unrelated to the officer-involved shooting.
“No officers were injured during the incident.”
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has been called in to investigate the shooting.
Jessie Wallace was picking up a friend next door to where the incident happened.
She said she witnessed a K-9 unit and members of the CPS tactical team enter a home at 131 Penbrooke Close S.E.
Wallace said she could hear a police dog barking from inside the home.
“The police officers opened the front door and let the dog in on a long leash, it was in there for 15 minutes,” said Wallace.
“Two officers had their guns out and the SWAT team came in on the side.”
Soon after that, the woman said she heard a commotion coming from the house but not a gunshot.
“There were loud noises and a dog barking…after that, I heard lots of yelling,” she said.
“We didn’t see any bad guy come out.”
Neighbour Kristen Davis had only moved into the street a week ago.
“”(I) heard lots of commotion, heard them say ‘shots fired.’ The ambulance came there shortly after and they were told to go to the back. I believe they dealt with him in the back. The ambulance left out the back and they’ve just been here ever since,” said Davis.
““I heard that there was a break and enter. The man who lives in the basement came home, he noticed the door was pried open and there was somebody in the house and he had barricaded himself in the basement.”
More to come…
With files from Jim Wells