Calgary Police Chief Rick Hanson says the officer involved in the shooting at Lanigan Place has been on the force for the last four years.
Hanson said officers knocked on the door of the suspect’s apartment early Friday morning.
The chief says the suspect opened the door and produced what appeared to be a firearm and that's when two shots went off.
Hanson was limited in what he could say because of the investigation by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, which investigates police shootings.
ASIRT acting executive director Susan Hughson said a realistic-looking BB gun was found near the man’s body.