Man killed in officer-involved shooting in eastern Alberta

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that happened on Sunday evening.

At around 6:50 p.m., Cold Lake RCMP responded to a report of a dispute that was happening in a vehicle in the area of Ardmore, Alta., about 30 kilometres southwest of Cold Lake.

Details of the dispute were limited, but RCMP said in a media release they began to search for a male suspect from the Cold Lake area. Members of the Cold Lake RCMP and an RCMP police service dog began to track the suspect who police said fled on foot.

A short time later, a confrontation occurred between the suspect and the officers, which resulted in an officer firing a service weapon, the RCMP said in a media release Monday morning.

The suspect suffered life-threatening injuries. Officers at the scene provided medical assistance but the man died of his injuries.

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