CALGARY -- The provincial police watchdog is continuing to investigate a fatal police shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon, but have identified the victim as a woman in her 20s.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was called to investigate an incident at the Nuvo Hotel in downtown Calgary at about 4 p.m. on March 3.
Officials say the Calgary Police Service had been called to a room on the third floor of the business, because of a woman who was reported to be in distress and threatened self-harm.
When police approached the room, ASIRT says a woman came to the doorway, but then went back inside.
A short time later, the woman returned to the doorway and appeared to be armed with a handgun.