Family murder death of the last Edmonton police shooting victim


A man shot from police in Gold Bar Wednesday night tried to break into an apartment, where a 13-year-old was at home, the province's police visit Friday.

Devlin Neiando, 26, died outside the apartment near 47th Street and 101th Avenue just after 9pm. Wednesday followed what police described as a confrontation with officers.

A news release from the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (Assert) had police set up a perimeter around the apartment after the attempted break-in. A short time later the suspect emerged from home with two knives.

Police confronted the man, and tried to be subjected to an heir – a launcher that brought a "less lethal" plastic projectile, asirst said.

Two police officers then fired their pistols at the people, striking him with "several" rounds. Police admitted first aid until EMS arrived but he died at the scene.

The New Zealand was wanted by police on five charges, including assault and unlawful confinement by a woman who was earlier in the day.

Police originally responded to the two-storey apartment in East Edmonton around 1:30 pm Wednesday after reports that a 28-year-old woman was attacked and confined over the course of several days.

When accused, they found an injured woman and promptly asked Neijo for two counts of assault that would harm body, intimidation, utter threats and unlawful confinement.

Officers left the apartment but returned in the evening when Neiando came back, when the confrontation was done that led to his shooting.

The woman and the men were known to each other, police said.

Main documents show that Neyando was right to appear in the Reginial Court later this month on two counts of weapon-assault, assault, and failure to comply with an undertaking.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

Family and friends of Neigood are left to reel from his sudden death.

On social media his mother, Donna Neijo of Fort MacFerson, thank you friends and family for the outpouring of support.

"Today was an trying day, but with God's uncomfortable love we are able to share comfort, love and strength," she wrote.

"Continue to spread love, laughter and encouragement."

New Zealand's death was the second fatal police involvement in Edmonton in just over a week.

On Boxing Day, fatally shot a man on the 71st and 79th Avenue in the King Edward Park neighborhood after he allegedly shot a gun at the police during a "high-risk arrest" that was part of a surveillance operation.

Buk Evans wished for outstanding warranties and was counted "armed and dangerous" at the time of his arrest, asirst said.

Acer is investigating both shootings.

– with files from Juris Granii

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