RCMP-involved shooting in Calling Lake

"Athabasca RCMP were called multiple times shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday by a man to attend his home. The man made comments during the 911 calls that he “wanted to engage RCMP members in a shootout,”

 

A 51-year-old man died following an incident where an RCMP officer fired their weapon in Calling Lake on Saturday.

In a news release over the weekend, RCMP say the man exited the home when police arrived but after an “interaction” with officers, he returned inside.  Officers at that point contained the area before the RCMP emergency response team was contacted for deployment to the site. 

The man came out of the home again, confronting officers on the street before the “encounter led to an RCMP member discharging their service firearm at approximately 1:32 a.m

Emergency medical services was called to the home to save the man’s life but he died on scene.  No one else was injured.

Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has been directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the officer-involved shooting and the actions of the police. 

 

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