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May. 27, 1977
Caucasian Male / 32 yrs. of age
Calgary Police Service
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. May. 09, 1977
Constable Shelever had been out of recruit class six weeks. The rookie and his partner Constable Jack Pederson spotted a man at a downtown cabaret who fit the description of an armed robbery suspect.
The constables escorted the man to their car and placed him in the back for questioning. Without warning the suspect produced a gun and demanded the officers weapons. During the second of two attempts to disarm him, Constable Shelever was shot in the head and his partner was shot in the leg and foot.
Constable Pederson recovered enough to shoot and wound the suspect who was convicted of murder and attempted murder. He was survived by his expectant wife. As a result of this incident, Calgary Police upgraded to hollow point ammunition for their sidearms to improve stopping power.