Verdict in Calgary police officer’s hit-and-run death set for November
Crown counsel says the evidence shows there is no doubt the teenager, who is now 19, wanted to cause harm to Calgary police officer Andrew Harnett.
CALGARY — A teenager charged with first-degree murder in the hit-and-run death of a Calgary police officer is due to know his fate next month.
sergeant. Andrew Harnett died in hospital on December 31, 2020, after being dragged by a fleeing SUV and falling into the path of an oncoming car.
The alleged driver, who cannot be identified as he was 17 at the time, testified that he was scared when Harnett and another officer approached the vehicle during a traffic stop and saw Harnett put his hand on his gun.
Crown attorney Mike Ewenson said the evidence shows there is no doubt the teenager, who is now 19, wanted to harm Harnett.
The judge in charge of the case will deliver his verdict on November 10.
The passenger in the vehicle, Amir Abdulrahman, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to five years.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on October 21, 2022.
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