No charges against Mounties who shot man with knife

EDMONTON — An investigation into the fatal shooting of an Alberta man wielding a knife has concluded the RCMP officers involved were acting in self-defence.

EDMONTON — An investigation into the fatal shooting of an Alberta man wielding a knife has concluded the RCMP officers involved were acting in self-defence.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, or ASIRT, says criminal charges will not be laid against the Mounties.

Two officers responded to a domestic disturbance at an apartment building in Onoway west of Edmonton in January.

They were confronted by a 49-year-old man who was armed with a knife.

ASIRT says the man did not drop his weapon when he was ordered to at least twice and instead approached the officers.

The police fired their weapons and the man died despite attention from emergency medical services.

ASIRT says the seven-month investigation was assisted by 11 civilian witnesses who provided information.

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