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ASIRT investigating after man shot during confrontation with Edmonton police

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EDMONTON — Alberta's police watchdog is investigating after a man who was reportedly firing a gun in an Edmonton parking lot was shot and killed during a confrontation with police officers.

The Edmonton Police Service says in a news release that a caller reported a man was damaging vehicles near the neighbourhood of Millwoods on the city's south side last night.

Police say he was located 10 minutes later about a block away.

They say police chased the man and at one point officers discharged their firearms and the man died.

Police say a gun was retrieved at the scene and no officers were harmed.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says they are investigating the shooting.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 28, 2021.

The Canadian Press