Police imagine suspected cop killer shot Pizza worker, too


TORONTO — A 16-year-old who allegedly killed two law enforcement officials earlier than capturing his mom after which killing himself is believed to have shot a Pizza Hut worker earlier within the week, an official accustomed to the matter mentioned Friday.

Police mentioned the teenager shot the officers within the corridor of his house early Thursday in Edmonton, Alberta, then struggled together with his mom over the firearm earlier than capturing her and killing himself.

On Sunday, somebody walked right into a Pizza Hut a block from the house and shot an worker who survived. An official accustomed to the matter advised The Associated Press that police imagine it’s the identical suspect. The official spoke on situation of anonymity as they weren’t licensed to talk publicly on the matter.

Police mentioned the male suspect in Thursday’s capturing beforehand acquired a psychological well being grievance that concerned police. He didn’t have a prison document, police mentioned.

Authorities mentioned the officers have been known as to a household combat however there was no indication that the decision was excessive danger or harmful or that the teenager had a gun.

“When the two officers arrived, they were met by a 55-year-old female complainant outside of the complex. The two officers then responded to the suite where she resided, along with her 73-year-old male partner and their 16-year-old son,” police mentioned in an announcement.

“Immediately upon arriving at the suite, both constables were shot multiple times by the 16-year-old male, and were immediately incapacitated. A struggle reportedly ensued between the mother and son over the firearm, and the suspect shot his mother before turning the firearm on himself, taking his own life. The father was not physically injured during the shootings.”

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Police mentioned the mom remained unresponsive in a hospital and had not but been talked to. The father is cooperating within the investigation, police mentioned.

Police recognized the lifeless officers as Travis Jordan, 35, who had been with the Edmonton drive for 8 1/2 years, and Brett Ryan, 30, an officer for five 1/2 years.

Edmonton police are additionally investigating a capturing earlier within the week at a close-by Pizza Hut. It just isn’t recognized whether or not that’s associated.

The killings have been the primary for the Edmonton Police Service since an officer was shot to dying in 2015. Before that, an officer was fatally shot in 1990.

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