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Edmonton officer recruited from Britain shot dead

Edmonton officer recruited from Great Britain shot dead; 2nd officer shot but saved by vest

Edmonton officer recruited from Britain shot dead

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Police in the western Canadian province of Alberta say an officer who was recruited from Great Britain and used to serve with the Greater Manchester Police has been shot dead.

Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht on Tuesday confirmed the death of 35-year-old Const. Daniel Woodall, an eight-year veteran of the force who worked for the hate-crimes unit.

A 38-year-old officer was also shot in the lower back but was protected by his bulletproof vest. He's been released from hospital.

Knecht says the two officers had been delivering an arrest warrant for criminal harassment when they came under gunfire.

A fire erupted at the home soon after shots were fired, and police in a message posted overnight on Twitter said they were no longer looking for a suspect.

Updated : 2021-09-18 01:16 GMT+08:00