The Alberta Serious Incident Response team says a Spirit River RCMP member was justified in firing his weapon during an incident last year.
The Mountie and a service dog were called to a suspected impaired driving complaint the afternoon of June 8, 2016 and came upon a truck parked on the side of the road. The truck then cut across the road, into the ditch, then back onto the road, striking the police car.
The officer got out of the car, saw the truck coming towards him and fired a shot through the passenger window. The truck then turned and sped away.
ASIRT has concluded that the RCMP member was in danger of being hurt or killed and, therefore, justified in using his weapon.
Nashon Jaron Osborne is facing several charges in connection with this incident. He is set to stand trial in May of 2018.