MASKWACIS, ALBERTA — Alberta's police watchdog says an armed man who was shot last week by RCMP on a First Nation has died.
Mounties said the 27-year-old was flown to hospital in critical condition following a confrontation on Samson Cree Nation on Thursday.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response team says in a news release that the man died Saturday.
It says Mounties were responding to a call about a man firing a gun in a rural area of the community and an officer found a man carrying a rifle walking down a road.
The agency says another officer approached from the opposite direction in a police vehicle, and the man walked toward the vehicle with the rifle pointed up.
One of the officers fired a gun and the man was hit.
ASIRT says it's looking for people who may have witnessed the confrontation between the man and police.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 5, 2022.
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