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UPDATE: Suspect injured in Sturgeon County following gas station break-and-enter

Three other suspects taken into custody
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FILE PHOTO/St. Albert Gazette

Police injured a suspect this morning by Namao after coming upon a break-and-enter in progress at a PetroCanada gas station in the area of Range Road 244 and Highway 37.

Edmonton Police Service posted a statement to Facebook Monday morning around 9:20 a.m. about the incident.

EPS said two Northeast Division officers came upon the break-and-enter Monday morning around 4:10 a.m.

"When members challenged the suspects, contact between the suspect and EPS vehicles occurred, resulting in EPS members discharging their firearms," EPS stated.

The suspects fled and officers followed them to the area of 25005 Sturgeon Road, where a second vehicle contact occurred. The officers discharged their firearms again and one male sustained non-life-threatening injuries. He was treated and transported to custody. Three other suspects were taken into custody.

No EPS officers were harmed during this incident.

The EPS will not be providing further comment, as the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has since taken the lead in this investigation.

Original story:

There is a large police presence in Sturgeon County between St. Albert and CFB Edmonton.

Two scenes are taped off, including one near Sturgeon Road and Essex Point, and a PetroCanada gas station on Highway 37 in Namao, which reportedly has damage to the front of the building.

On Monday morning around 8 a.m., Sturgeon Public School Division posted a statement on Facebook about the police presence, noting the division is "actively monitoring" the situation.

The school division said Namao School and Sturgeon Composite High School may be in a "hold and secure" protocol this morning, if warranted, meaning all of the outside doors will be locked.

Global News reported the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating an incident involving police.