Man killed in northern Alberta police shooting

RCMP haven't said if the man was armed

A 51-year-old man was killed in an overnight police shooting in Calling Lake, Alta. this weekend.

In a news release Sunday, Athabasca RCMP said the detachment had received multiple 911 calls at about 11:15 p.m. on Saturday from a man who asked police to come to his home.

"The male made comments during the 911 calls that he wanted to engage RCMP members in a shootout," Cpl. Laurel Scott wrote in the release.

When officers arrived at the home, police say the man came outside and had an "interaction" with police, then went back inside. Officers then contained the area.

RCMP say the man came outside once again and confronted officers in the street. During the encounter, an officer shot the man at about 1:32 a.m., according to the news release.


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