A 27-year-old man has been charged after an RCMP officer-involved shooting that occurred earlier this week near Cochrane.

"As a result of an investigation by the Southern Alberta District General Investigation Section and Cochrane RCMP into the incidents leading up to the officer-involved shooting, charges have been pursued."

Cohen Rattlesnake, a resident of Morley has been charged with two counts of Assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, Flight from a peace officer, Resisting a peace officer, unauthorized possession of a firearm, as well as having a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, Firearm possession contrary to prohibition order, Dangerous operation conveyance, and unauthorized possession of a weapon. He has also been charged with possession of property obtained by crime

On Tuesday evening, a Cochrane RCMP officer attempted a traffic stop in a rural area.

"While attempting to effect an arrest on the driver, a confrontation ensued, resulting in the officer discharging their service pistol. The suspect suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries," police stated.

After a Judicial Interim Release Hearing, Rattlesnake was remanded into custody and will be appearing in the Alberta Court of Justice in Calgary and Tsuut’ina Nation Court of Justice today.

"As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided. The investigation continues and further charges may be pursued," police added.

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