A man was shot and injured by Rocky Mountain House RCMP on Thursday. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Man shot by Rocky Mountain House RCMP

50-year-old man injured

A 50-year-old man was shot by a Rocky Mountain House RCMP officer Thursday.

RCMP said that at about 6 p.m., police responded to a 911 call about an assault at a residence. They were reportedly told a man intended to kill the person he assaulted.

A confrontation between the first responding RCMP member and the man led to the officer firing his gun and injuring the man.

The man was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries, and remained in police custody in hospital.

The investigation continues into what occurred prior to the 911 call, however, preliminary information indicates there was no assault victim.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has been directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the conduct of police.



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