Tuesday , April 20 2021

The family deplored the death of Edmonton's latest victim



A man shot by the police in the Golden Bar on Wednesday night attempted to enter an apartment where a 13-year-old man was home, the provincial police said on Friday.

Devlin Neyando, 26, died outside the apartment, near 47 and 101A, immediately after 9:00. On Wednesday, police described it as a confrontation with officers.

A press release from the Serious Incident Response Team in Alberta (ASIRT) said the police set up a perimeter around the apartment after trying to break. Soon the suspect left the house with two knives.

The police faced the man and tried to obey him with an ARWEN – a launcher triggering a "less lethal" plastic projectile, said ASIRT.

Two police officers then pulled the guns into the man, hit him with "more" rounds. The police gave first aid until EMS arrived, but died on the spot.

Neyando had been searched by the police for five allegations, including the assault and illegal confiscation of a woman from the early days.

The police initially responded to the two-story apartment in eastern Edmonton, around 13:30. Wednesday after she reported that a 28-year-old woman was aggrieved and confined over several days.

When the officers arrived, they found a wounded woman and they sought Neyando immediately after two attacks, causing corporal injuries, intimidation, threats and illegal confiscation.

The officers left the apartment but returned the same evening when Neyando returned, which happened when the confrontation that led to his shooting took place.

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

Documents from the Court of Justice indicate that Neyando was due to appear in the provincial court this month, in two cases of assault with a gun, assault and non-compliance.

An autopsy is scheduled on Friday.

Neyando's family and friends have been defeated by his sudden death.

On social media, his mother, Donna Neyando of Fort McPherson, N.W.T., thanked his friends and family for overpowering support.

"Today was a test day, but with the unconditional love of God we were able to share comfort, love and strength," she wrote.

"Continue spreading love, laughter and encouragement."

Neyando's death was the second police operation in Edmonton in less than a week.

On Boxing Day, the officers shot a man near the 71st and 79rd neighborhoods in the Edward Park neighborhood after shooting a gun at the police during a "high-risk arrest" that is part of a surveillance operation.

Buck Evans was wanted on extraordinary terms and was considered "armed and dangerous" at the time of arrest, said ASIRT.

ASIRT investigates both shooters.

– With files from Juris Graney

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