Edmonton Police say a man suspected of assaulting a woman over the course of several days was shot by city police. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Man dead after second police-involved shooting in Edmonton in a week

EDMONTON — A man in Edmonton suspected of assaulting a woman over the course of several days is dead after he was shot by city police.

Investigators say in a release that officers went to an east-side home Wednesday afternoon after word that a 28-year-old woman had been assaulted in a residence by a 26-year-old man she knows.

Police confirmed she had been injured but the man couldn’t be found and arrest warrants were issued on charges that included assault, unlawful confinement, intimidation and uttering threats.

Shortly after 9 p.m., police surrounded the same home after a report that the suspect had broken in, but there was a confrontation when he emerged and officers opened fire.

The man, whose name has not been released, died at the scene but no officers were injured.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team — the province’s police watchdog — is investigating.

This is the second fatal shooting involving Edmonton police in a week.

On Dec. 26, a 34-year-old man being sought on outstanding warrants died after police stopped a vehicle he was in.

Police said they believed the man, identified by friends as Buck Evans, was armed and dangerous.

The Boxing Day shooting is also being investigated by ASIRT.

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