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11/06/2015 19:45 EST | Updated 11/06/2016 01:12 EDT

Charges laid after hit and run of cyclist and attempt to run down officers

CALGARY — Investigators have laid charges after a cyclist was deliberately hit in downtown Calgary earlier this week.

Police allege that the motorist returned to the scene and drove a stolen, black SUV directly at officers, and that's when one of them fired a shot and hit the man.

Einar James Bearhat, 20, of Calgary, is charged with attempted murder, assault with a weapon and possession of stolen property.

Police say no officers were injured but the cyclist had to undergo surgery.

Calgary police Chief Roger Chaffin described the actions of the driver as "shocking, wanton recklessness."

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, which reviews all police-involved shootings, has several officers working on the case.

(CHQR)