Details murky in deadly Alberta RCMP shootout

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police truck sits smashed up at a crime scene, in St. Paul, Alberta, May...

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police truck sits smashed up at a crime scene, in St. Paul, Alberta, May 10, 2014. An unidentified gunman was killed and three Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers were injured in the incident, according to local media. REUTERS/Amber Bracken

Kevin Maimann, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:26 AM ET

EDMONTON — A main road in downtown St. Paul, Alta. was closed off Saturday afternoon while police continued to investigate a deadly shootout.

A local business owner has been identified as the deceased man involved in a shootout in downtown St. Paul, Alta., on Friday.

John Carlos Quadros was the owner of HealthMart 2000, a local health food store with, according to its website, a mandate to provide "Herbs and Natural products given to us by GOD."

Residents peered over police tape at the scene on Saturday, where several RCMP vehicles were parked amid the wreckage of a black pickup truck that smashed into a police cruiser late Friday afternoon.

St. Paul RCMP spotted a black Dodge pickup fleeing the detachment’s parking lot after hearing gunshots just before 6 p.m. Friday. Minutes later, RCMP were called to a nearby residence where officers and medical personnel found an injured male, who was taken to hospital and pronounced dead.

A resident called in a sighting of a speeding black truck, leading Mounties to give chase. The truck driver shot and struck a male officer who was driving, and then rammed into another police car, injuring a female officer and trapping her in her vehicle.

When other officers arrived, Mounties say the suspect started shooting at them and gunfire was exchanged.

 

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