Vitaly Savin (55) has been identified as the person shot and killed by an Edmonton police officer on March 9, 2017. Savin, a construction worker with an Edmonton home construction company was killed by an unnamed six-year veteran of the force during a traffic stop in southwest Edmonton on March 9, 2017.
Savin’s social media sites show that he worked as a mining engineer in Russia before moving to Edmonton. He had worked as a drill operator with construction company Great Canadian for eight years. Savin had made a post in support of a Russian team in a Europa League game only a half hour before he was killed (CBC News 2017).
A witness to the killing reported hearing the officer fire four shots at the time Savin was killed (Lepage 2017). An autopsy was scheduled for Friday, March 10, 2017.
CBC News. 2017. “Edmonton Man Fatally Shot by Police Identified as Construction Worker.” CBC News. March 10. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/police-involved-shooting-victim-identity-1.4020052
Lepage, Michelle. 2017. “Hunting Knife Found Near Body of Man Shot Dead by Police.” Postmedia. March 10. http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/Canada/2017/03/10/22709725.html