RCMP officers cleared in fatal shooting near Bashaw

RCMP officers who shot and killed a 37-year-old man near Bashaw three years ago have been cleared of wrong-doing by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team.

The agency found the officers’ use of lethal force was reasonable as the suspect had created a risk that was “both serious and immediate.”

On the morning of Oct. 19, 2017, three RCMP members approached a parked truck that matched the licence plate of a vehicle reported stolen from the Keyera Nevis Gas Plant.

According to the report, the uniformed officers found a man who appeared asleep in the driver’s seat of the truck parked on Range Road 235, south of Highway 11.

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