Driver who struck officer on Whitemud Drive dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound: police

EDMONTON — The man who struck an officer with his vehicle on Whitemud Drive early Thursday morning died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

According to the Edmonton Police Service, officers were managing traffic for an oversized load on Whitemud Drive when a vehicle drove through and struck an officer standing there.

The officer was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police pursued the vehicle, which came to a stop on 17 Street south of Anthony Henday Drive.

A man got out of the vehicle and shot himself, EPS said. He died in hospital.

A female passenger in the car was not hurt.

Police said the vehicle was stolen and had a stolen license plate.

The Alberta Serious Injury Response Team is investigating.

This is a developing news story, more details will be provided as they become available.

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