Litany of charges laid against man shot while allegedly fleeing city police
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Investigators have laid charges against a motorist shot by Calgary police while allegedly fleeing from officers.
The charges stem from an incident on Feb. 8, 2010, when two officers in a marked patrol unit tried to pull over a vehicle in the southeast community of McKenzie Lake at about 3 a.m.
Police said the officers had stopped the vehicle on a dead-end street and one constable was walking toward it when the driver revved the engine.
The car struck the officer. Both officers opened fire on the motorist as he sped toward them, police said at the time.
The driver suffered gunshot wounds to his face and hand but has since recovered.
Shaun Andrew McVee, 22, has been charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm, impaired driv- ing causing bodily harm, hit and run causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.
The shooting was also investigated by the Alberta Serious Response Team, a provincial squad mandated to investigate the actions of police in cases that result in death or serious injury.
ASIRT announced last month the officers’ actions were justified.