Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Man dead after confrontation with RCMP

RCMP Alberta – Earlier today, an RCMP member attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 43. As members attempted to approach the vehicle, a confrontation occurred which lead to the discharge of members' firearms.  The adult male suspect who was involved in this incident was later located deceased.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been notified and is investigating this incident. The process is done in accordance with their mandate to effectively, independently, and objectively investigate incidents involving Alberta’s police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person as well as sensitive allegations of police misconduct.

The RCMP remains the lead investigating agency on the events leading up to the serious incident, with ASIRT having carriage of the review of police actions.

All media inquiries about this incident should be directed to ASIRT at 780-641-9099.

The Alberta RCMP will not be commenting further on this incident.

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