Analysis Confirms Link Between Pizza Hut Crime And Deaths Of Two Police Officers
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The investigation is still trying to determine the origin of the weapon and how the teenager took possession.
A police ballistics analysis confirms that the weapon used in a shooting at an Edmonton Pizza Hut on March 12 is also the one that shot and killed two police officers in the same neighborhood on March 16.
At a press conference, the police confirmed the link between the two events and believe that the shooter is the same.
Edmonton police also say the shooter, a 16-year-old boy, was arrested in November under the Mental Health Act and sent to hospital for psychological evaluation.
The autopsy performed on the shooter confirms that the cause of his death was a self-inflicted head injury, but no other details have been confirmed, since toxicology analyzes can take several months.
At this time, investigators are of the opinion that the teen's parents as well as the 911 emergency service and the police had no information indicating the presence of a weapon. fire in the family residence.
“We have to trace the events. The individual who provided a firearm to a 16-year-old could face criminal charges.
— Devin Laforce, Deputy Chief of Edmonton Police
Police are refusing to release the name of the shooter to avoid jeopardizing the ongoing investigation.
On Sunday, March 12, shortly after midnight, a masked individual entered a Pizza Hut restaurant and shot an employee with a firearm before fleeing.
The A 55-year-old man was shot and remains in critical condition.
On Thursday, March 16, two police officers responded to a call for help in a domestic dispute.< /p>
The mother, a 55-year-old woman, was waiting for the police outside the building. Upon the trio's arrival at the family apartment, the two officers were shot and killed by the 16-year-old.
Police suspect an altercation between the mother and the young man followed to take possession of the firearm. The shooter allegedly shot his mother several times and then took his own life. The father, a 73-year-old man, was at the scene but was not injured.
The teen's mother is in serious condition but has resumed knowledge and collaborate in writing with the investigators.