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ASIRT investigating after Grande Prairie RCMP shoot, kill Grande Prairie man

RCMP found this gun and spent shell casings after shooting, killing Grande Prairie man. (RCMP photo)

GRANDE PRAIRIE – At about 8:20 p.m., members of the Grande Prairie RCMP responded to a report of a domestic dispute near the Petro-Canada service station at 100 Street and 132 Avenue.

When police arrived they encountered a man and a confrontation occurred, during which two officers discharged their service firearms. The man sustained gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

Following the incident, investigators recovered a non-police firearm, along with spent shell casings matching that firearm.

ASIRT’s investigation will examine the actions of police during this incident, while the RCMP will maintain conduct of the investigation into the man and his conduct. As ASIRT’s investigation is underway, no further information will be released.

ASIRT’s mandate is 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 serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.