ASIRT in­ves­ti­gat­ing fa­tal po­lice shoot­ing

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The Al­berta Se­ri­ous In­ci­dent Re­sponse Team is in­ves­ti­gat­ing af­ter an Ed­mon­ton po­lice of­fi­cer shot and killed a 30-yearold man out­side Westmount shop­ping cen­tre on Satur­day.

Ac­cord­ing to an ASIRT re­lease, po­lice at­tempted a “high­risk” ar­rest of a man in a car parked east of the mall at Groat Road and 113 Av­enue.

Of­fi­cers boxed his car in with po­lice cruis­ers and fired tear gas.

The re­lease says the re­sult­ing con­fronta­tion “re­sulted in of­fi­cers dis­charg­ing their po­lice ser­vice weapons at the man.”

He was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

The two 18-year-old fe­male pas­sen­gers weren’t in­jured.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is now un­der­way.

ASIRT has a man­date to in­ves­ti­gate all in­ci­dents in­volv­ing Al­berta po­lice that re­sult in se­ri­ous in­jury or death.

Kevin Tuong/for meTro

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