Edmonton Police Constable Gunned Down

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Constable Woodall was murdered during the execution of an arrest warrant in a hate crimes investigation
Constable Woodall was murdered during the execution of an arrest warrant in a hate crimes investigation

Constable Woodall was murdered during the execution of an arrest warrant in a hate crimes investigation
Constable Woodall was murdered during the execution of an arrest warrant in a hate crimes investigation
EDMONTON – NEWS – An Edmonton Police Service officer was shot and killed Monday evening, and a second officer has been treated and released from hospital, following an incident in southwest Edmonton. Several Edmonton Police Service officers were in the process of executing a warrant at approximately 7:50PM MDT, Monday, June 9, 2015, at an address near 186 Street and 62A Avenue, when shots were fired. The residence was subsequently engulfed in flames.

“This is a tragic night for the Edmonton Police Service and our city,” stated EPS Chief Rod Knecht. “I am extremely saddened to have to announce the death of one of our officers and the serious injury to another officer this evening. On behalf of the entire EPS family, our condolences go out to their families, during this tragic time.”

The EPS were executing a warrant related to a hate crimes investigation. The suspect reportedly opened fire murdering Constable Woodall and wounding his partner, Sgt. Harley

Constable Daniel Woodall was thirty-five-years old, and served in the the EPS Hate Crimes Unit. The EPS has confirmed Woodall as deceased, and Southwest Division Patrol Sgt. Jason Harley, thirty-eight-years old, who was treated and released from hospital.

The whereabouts and status of the male suspect remain unconfirmed at this time. The will be updated regarding the confirmation of details surrounding the male suspect when they become available.

The Edmonton Police Service’s Employee and Family Assistance Section have since been called out to assist the members and their families.

ASIRT has since taken over the investigation with the assistance of the EPS Homicide Section.

NetNewsLedger extends our thoughts and prayers to Constable Woodall’s family and friends and to the City of Edmonton over such a terrible crime.

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