Man wanted in northern Alberta dies shortly after being arrested

Jago, a RCMP service dog, was killed in the line of duty near High Prairie, Alta. on June 17

Investigators have not said what injuries the 29-year-old had, or how he died

 

 

Northern Alberta RCMP say a man they had been searching for near a provincial park, died shortly after being arrested on Friday.

In the search for the suspect, police say 29 year old Lionel Ernest Grey had allegedly shot and killed a service dog.

Investigators haven't disclosed what injuries the suspect had when he was apprehended, or how he died..

In a statement June 18, Officers say they had tried to stop Grey, who was wanted by police, as he was driving Thursday near High Prairie.

They say Grey fled during the traffic stop, but his vehicle got stuck in mud near Winagami Provincial Park and he ran away on foot.

During the incident there was an exchange of gunfire that resulted in the death of police service dog Jago, said police. No officers were hurt in the pursuit.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response team has been notified of Grey's death, and have taken over the investigation.

 

 

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