2 Edmonton police officers shot and killed Thursday morning

The Edmonton Police Service confirmed that two police officers were killed while responding to a call early Thursday morning.

Multiple sources told Global News the officers were fatally shot. They said police were responding to a domestic dispute.

Sources told Global News the male suspect is dead.

There was a large police presence near the Baywood Apartments, northwest of central Edmonton — stretching between 114 and 111 avenues and 132 Street.

Two Edmonton police officers were killed during a call early Thursday, March 16, 2023. Global News

The police scene, just east of Groat Road, included several police vehicles and an area outside an apartment building was taped off.

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Neighbours told Global News police arrived at around 1 a.m.

Police have not provided details about the call.

Two Edmonton police officers were killed during a call early Thursday, March 16, 2023. Global News

EPS Chief Dale McFee and other officials are scheduled to make an address at 10 a.m. Their statements will be livestreamed in this post.

In messages shared on Twitter, other police departments and police unions offered condolences after two officers were killed.

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The prime minister wrote: “Every day, police officers put themselves in harm’s way to keep people safe. The news that two Edmonton police officers have been killed in the line of duty reminds us of that reality,” Justin Trudeau wrote.

“I’m sending my condolences to the officers’ loved ones and colleagues — we’re here for you.”

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The last time an Edmonton police officer was killed on duty was June 8, 2015.

Const. Daniel Woodall was killed while attempting to make an arrest at a home in west Edmonton.

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The 35-year-old officer was shot through the door of a home. Another officer was also injured but survived.

The suspect took his own life.

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Large Edmonton police presence at 114 Ave and 132 Street

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