Suspect Who Killed Edmonton Officers Was 16, Also Shot his Mother Before Shooting Himself

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New details in the death of two Edmonton police officers have been revealed and the shooter has been identified as a 16-year-old boy who also shot his mother, before shooting himself. The names of the shooter and his mother have not been revealed, but the two officers, Const. Brett Ryan and Const. Travis Jordan are being remembered and mourned by the community.

The incident took place on March 16 at around 12:47 a.m. when Const. Brett Ryan (30) and Const. Travis Jordan (35) responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment complex near 114 Avenue and 132 Street. According to Edmonton Police Service, the two officers entered the building and were shot by a 16-year-old boy. They did not get a chance to discharge their service weapons. Both the officers were rushed to a hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Other officers that showed up at the scene found the 16-year-old with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. They found his mother who had also been shot and she was taken to the hospital where she remains in stable condition, but with serious injuries.

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Const. Brett Ryan had spent 5.5 years in service while Const. Travis Jordan had served for 8.5 years. Ryan and his wife are expecting a child. Darcy Carter with the Spruce Grove Minor Hockey Association spoke about Const. Ryan and said, “I was alongside him growing up as he grew as an official and grew into a person and a husband.”

Further details about the domestic dispute have not been revealed yet. The identities of the teenager and his mother have also not been shared as the case involved a minor.

Vineet Washington


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