Alberta RCMP officer shot in head during vehicle theft investigation dies

ST. ALBERT, Alta. โ€” An Alberta Mountie who was shot in the head while investigating a vehicle theft in a community just outside Edmonton last weekend has died.

RCMP say Const. David Matthew Wynn, a husband and father of three sons, died in an Edmonton hospital this morning.

They say the 42-year-old officer never regained consciousness after he and an auxiliary officer, Const. Derek Bond, were wounded at a casino in St. Albert early Saturday morning.

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Bond was struck in the right arm and torso, but was released from hospital several hours after the shooting.

Deputy RCMP Commissioner Marianne Ryan says in a statement that the force has lost a dedicated member in the line of duty.

Mounties say there will be a regimental funeral for Wynn in the Edmonton area, with details to follow.

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