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Investigations continue today into deadly shooting in west Edmonton

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Investigations continue today into deadly shooting in west Edmonton

Members from the EPS Homicide Section and ASIRT continue to investigate the violent and deadly shooting incident that took the life of an EPS officer Monday evening outside of a west Edmonton residence.

Several officers arrived on scene at the west-end residence just before 8 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2015, to assist Const. Daniel Woodall and other members, in their attempts to execute a bylaw warrant and to serve new criminal charges relating to a criminal harassment investigation againstNorman Raddatz, 42.

EPS members had obtained a warrant to enter the residence to affect the arrest of the suspect. It was during the time when members attempted to enter the residence that the shootings occurred.

Constable Daniel Woodall was fatally wounded and Southwest Division Patrol Sgt. Jason Harley was treated for minor injuries in hospital and released late last night, thanks in large part to the officer’s bullet-proof vest.

Late last evening, investigators subsequently located a body in the basement of the burned-out residence at 186 Street and 62A Avenue, late last evening. An autopsy will be held later today or early Wednesday, at which time the Medical Examiner is expected to release the identity of the deceased and cause of death.

“This is an extremely difficult time for our police service and our city. We’re grateful for the outpouring of support from our external partners and especially the citizens of our community. We grieve together today, and will offer our condolences and support to Const. Daniel Woodall’s family.”

Condolences for Const. Woodall, an eight-year EPS member recruited from England, and his family, continue to pour in from around the world. Details surrounding Const. Woodall’s funeral have yet to be determined, and will be communicated publicly following consultation with his family.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is tasked with investigating the death of the potential suspect, while EPS Homicide detectives are analyzing the events that led to the shooting death of Const. Woodall, of the EPS Hate Crimes Unit.

Background:

An Edmonton Police Service officer was shot and killed Monday evening and a second officer remains in stable condition in hospital, following an incident in southwest Edmonton.

“This is a tragic night for the Edmonton Police Service and our city,” said EPS Chief Rod Knecht. “I am extremely saddened to have to announce the death of one of our officers and the serious injury to another officer this evening,” said EPS Chief Rod Knecht. “On behalf of the entire EPS family, our condolences go out to their families, during this tragic time.”

Constable Daniel Woodall (35 years old), of the EPS Hate Crimes Unit, is confirmed as deceased, and Southwest Division Patrol Sgt. Jason Harley (38 years old), has been treated and released from hospital.

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