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Police believe alleged cop killer also shot Pizza employee

A Canadian official said a 16-year-old who allegedly killed two police officers before shooting his mother and then killing himself shot a Pizza Hut employee earlier in the week.

ByROB GILLIES Associated Press

TORONTO — A 16-year-old who allegedly killed two police officers before shooting his mother and then killing himself allegedly shot and killed a Pizza Hut employee earlier in the week, an official familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Police say the teen shot officers in the lobby of his apartment early Thursday in Edmonton, Alta., then argued with his mother about the gun before shooting and killing him. suicide.

On Sunday, someone entered a Pizza Hut a block from the apartment and shot an employee who survived. An official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that police believe it is the same suspect. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Police said the suspect in Thursday’s shooting had already received a mental health complaint involving police. He had no criminal record, police said.

Authorities said officers were called to a family fight, but there was no indication the call was high-risk or dangerous or that the teen had a gun.

“When the two officers arrived, they were met by a 55-year-old complainant outside the complex. The two officers then responded to the suite where she was staying, with her 73-year-old male partner and their 16-year-old son,” police said in a statement.

“Immediately after arriving at the suite, the two constables were shot several times by the 16-year-old man and were immediately incapacitated. A fight reportedly broke out between mother and son over the gun, and the suspect shot his mother before turning the gun on himself, killing himself. The father was not physically injured in the shooting.

Police said the mother was left unconscious in a hospital and was yet to be spoken to. The father is cooperating with the investigation, police said.

Police identified the deceased officers as Travis Jordan, 35, who had been with the Edmonton force for 8½ years, and Brett Ryan, 30, an officer for 5½ years.

Edmonton police are also investigating a shooting earlier in the week at a nearby Pizza Hut. We don’t know if this is related.

The killings were the first for the Edmonton Police Service since an officer was shot in 2015. Prior to that, an officer was shot in 1990.

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