NEWS
10/26/2016 19:50 EDT | Updated 10/27/2017 01:12 EDT

Investigation underway after Mountie fires gun, unmarked cruiser taken in Alberta

FAIRVIEW, Alta. — Alberta's police watchdog is investigating after a Mountie fired a gun and a man involved in a crash allegedly fled in the officer's unmarked police cruiser.

It happened Tuesday afternoon in a rural area outside of Fairview in northwest Alberta when a RCMP officer responded to a crash.

When the officer arrived, it's alleged a fight ensued between the man who was driving the car and the officer.

The member fired the gun, then the man fled in the officer’s unmarked police cruiser.

The suspect dumped the cruiser a short distance away and allegedly stole a second vehicle from another person.

It was later discovered in the Dawson Creek area in British Columbia. 

Authorities are still looking for the man.

RCMP Major Crimes North is investigating the officer’s action while Alberta Serious Incident Response Team will review the police investigation.

(CFFR)