Edmonton police said two officers were killed while responding to a domestic dispute report at an apartment building near 114 Avenue and 132 Street on March 16th at approximately 12:45am.
The two police officers went inside the building, they were met by a 55-year-old female complainant outside of the complex. The two officers then responded to the suite where she resided with her 73-year-old male partner and their 16-year-old son.
Upon entering both officers were shot multiple by the teen. The youth then reportedly shot his mother before turning the firearm on himself, taking his own life. The officers were rushed to hospital, where they were both declared deceased.
The officers have been identified as, Const. Brett Ryan, 30, with 5.5 years of service and Const. Travis Jordan, 35, with 8.5 years of service.
The Edmonton Medical Examiner has confirmed that the male suspect died from a self-inflicted gun-shot wound to the head. A woman from the suite was also taken to hospital with serious injuries, where she remains in stable condition.
Update November 30th
FIU launched an investigation into the origins of the gun used by the 16-year-old male shooter following the homicides of the officers.
EPS said in a press release “Early in the investigation, detectives determined a bullet cartridge casing recovered from the scene of a Mar. 12, 2023, shooting at a nearby restaurant (133 Street and 114 Avenue) was forensically matched to the firearm that was recovered at the 132 Street and 114 Avenue apartment where both officers were tragically murdered. Investigators have since confirmed that the suspect in both shootings was the same.”
FIU determined that Dennis Okeymow, 19, trafficked the firearm used in both shootings directly to the 16-year-old male shooter before Mar. 12th.
On Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023, police conducted search warrants on Okeymow’s residence, vehicles and cell phone. Okeymow was arrested without incident from the residence and police seized a stolen loaded handgun, ammunition, illegal drugs, $10,000 in cash and other items indicative of drug trafficking.
Okeymow is charged with:
- manslaughter (x3) and criminal negligence causing death (x3) in relation to the deaths of Const. Ryan, Const. Jordan and the 16-year-old male shooter
- criminal negligence causing bodily harm (x2) in relation to the man injured in the restaurant shooting on Mar. 12 and the youth’s mother, who was injured during the Mar. 16 shooting
- firearms trafficking
- unauthorized possession of a firearm
- possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition
- ·other drug trafficking related charges