ASIRT investigating after Mounties shoot and kill man east of Edmonton

Mounties have shot and killed a man east of Edmonton. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says it happened Wednesday around 5 p.m. northeast of Vegreville.

VEGREVILLE — Mounties have shot and killed a man east of Edmonton.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says it happened Wednesday around 5 p.m. northeast of Vegreville, Alta.

The agency which investigates incidents involving police says RCMP got a call about a man armed with a gun causing trouble at the location.

The RCMP Emergency Response Team was called in to assist, but prior to its arrival, ASIRT says uniformed police fired one shot at a 43-year-old male.

Emergency medical services at the location tried to revive the man — whose name is not being released — but he was pronounced dead on scene.

ASIRT says a shotgun was recovered at the scene.

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