Woman killed by Calgary police was armed with a pellet gun: ASIRT

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.

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