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Updated: Mon, 12 May 2014 00:46:58 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Edmonton police officer shot



An Edmonton police officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he was shot on Sunday night. Janice Johnston/CBC

An Edmonton police officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he was shot on Sunday night. Janice Johnston/CBC

An Edmonton police officer was shot in the Riverbend area of Edmonton, Alta., as police were executing a warrant on Sunday night.

The police officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Edmonton Police Services said. He has been taken to a hospital.

Officers were attempting to execute a warrant and arrest a suspect at 8:30 p.m. MT when an altercation broke out between a man and police.

Multiple shots were fired.

One witness told CBC News that they heard about eight shots, then two men exchanging angry words and then a second set of gunfire totalling about six shots.

The man police had the warrant for is dead. He was seen in handcuffs under an Edmonton Police SUV.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team will take over the investigation.

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