Published On: Wed, Sep 21st, 2016

Suspect in Calgary police shooting in intensive care

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1297879066257_ORIGINALThe man shot by police after he allegedly injured an officer remains in hospital and was unable to make a court appearance Tuesday.

Antonio Philip Bautista, 24, was scheduled to make a first appearance in provincial court Tuesday on closed circuit TV from the Calgary Remand Centre.

But a correctional officer who appeared on CCTV instead said Bautista remains in intensive care.

A first appearance was rescheduled for Sept. 27.

It’s alleged that on Saturday, Bautista was seen carrying a large blade at a busy Marlborough Mall store on Saturday when police were called.

The suspect was shot with a Taser, which had little effect on him, Alberta Serious Incident Response Team executive director Susan Hughson said following the incident.

A police officer was then slashed in a shoulder and arm with a 20-in. machetebefore he shot his assailant, an encounter the ASIRT chief said was captured by store surveillance video.

Both men underwent surgery and their conditions were upgraded — Bautista from critical to stable condition.

He’s charged with aggravated assault, assault on a police officer, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and the breaching of a probation order.

Another man allegedly involved in an unrelated police shooting incident Saturday is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

Dakota William Casey, 23, faces charges of assault of an officer, criminal hit and run, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and breaching a probation order.

He’s accused of driving erratically at the Blackfoot Truck Stop, where police fired on him when he refused to stop at a roadblock.

After his vehicle hit a pair of metal posts and a gas meter, a suspect was tasered and arrested.

Neither he nor a 15-year-old girl in his vehicle was hit by police bullets.

The suspects in both cases had outstanding arrests warrant at the time of the incidents, which were an hour apart.

Courtesy: Calgary Sun

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