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Man dead after officer-involved shooting near Entwistle

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September 1, 2020 at 1:11 pm - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

Alberta RCMP and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) continue to investigate a police shooting that left a man dead Sunday night in Parkland County near Entwistle.

RCMP say that on August 30th at 4:15 pm, police received a “be on the lookout” (BOLO) for a suspect wanted for an aggravated assault and believed to be in possession of a firearm that originated out of Onion Lake, Saskatchewan. A number of Alberta RCMP resources were deployed in an effort to locate the suspect within Alberta.

Through the investigation, it was learned that the suspect’s cell phone information indicated a possible location west of Edmonton. At approximately 8:30 pm, ASIRT located the suspect vehicle heading westbound on Highway 16 and attempted a traffic stop; however the vehicle fled and a pursuit was then initiated by police.

While westbound near Entwistle, the deployment of a tire deflation device was successful. The suspect continued westbound until the vehicle came to a stop at Highway 16 near Range Road 73. An interaction occurred between RCMP members and the male suspect, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, which led to officers firing their service firearms. 

RCMP say their Emergency Response Team Emergency Medic provided first aid to the male immediately following the incident before emergency medical services arrived on scene to take over; however, the male was injured fatally and died on scene. No RCMP members were injured during this incident.

Highway 16 was closed in both directions at Range Road 73 for the investigation and was reopened to traffic Monday morning around 3:30.

Police will not be commenting further as the incident is now under investigation by ASIRT and the Director of Law Enforcement.

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