Teen kills two police officers in Alberta

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In the western province of Alberta, Canada, two police officers have been shot and killed while responding to a family dispute, BBC News reported.

The Edmonton Police Service said the suspect responsible for the fatal shooting is a 16-year-old male who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The suspect’s mother, a 55-year-old woman, was also shot and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The two officers killed were Travis Jordan and Brett Ryan, both of whom worked with the Edmonton Police Service for more than five years.

The officers were responding to a domestic dispute call made by the suspect’s mother when they were shot multiple times by the suspect at the door of the apartment complex.

The suspect and his mother then got into an altercation, during which she was shot as well.

The teenager was known to the police, who had previously responded to non-violent mental health calls at the apartment.

The shooting has prompted condolences from various police forces in Canada, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Eight police officers have been killed on duty in Canada in the past six months, with the other fatalities occurring in Ontario and British Columbia. – BusinessNewsAsia.com