Viewing entries tagged with 'weapons offences'

No Charges for Accidental Shooting in Calgary Home

Posted by Susan Karpa on 13 August 2015

Tags:

On August 6th at 11pm, officers with the Calgary Police Service responded to a call from the Woodbine community reporting an accidentally discharged firearm.

According to reports, a 25-year-old man accidentally fired his legally-owned handgun, while inside his own Calgary home. The bullet penetrated his outer wall, went through the wall of his neighbor's home, and struck the neighbor—an unidentified 61-year-old man—in the abdomen.

Read the full post >

Gun Theft Puts Calgary Police on Alert

Posted by Susan Karpa on 14 April 2015

Tags:

An off-duty officer of the Calgary Police Service was placed on seven-day paid leave following  theft of a police department assault rifle from his personal vehicle.

According to the officer, the gun was taken from his Subaru, a non-departmental vehicle, while parked in front of a local Calgary business. The gun was in a locked hard case but was "improperly tethered" to the vehicle, allowing the theft to take place.

Read the full post >