Man dies after confrontation with police on Highway 43 near Whitecourt

A man died Tuesday near Whitecourt, Alta., after a confrontation with police in which officers fired several gunshots.

Whitecourt RCMP said officers tried to stop a vehicle on Highway 43. As the officers attempted to approach the vehicle, "a confrontation occurred which led to the discharge of members' firearms," police said in a news release issued just after 5 p.m.

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