EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – The RCMP says one of its officers shot and killed a man on a busy highway west of Edmonton Sunday night.
Mounties say it started in the afternoon with a notice from police in Onion Lake, Saskatchewan, north of Lloydminster, about a man wanted for assault and believed to be carrying a gun.
They tracked him to an area around Entwistle, near Edmonton, where they used a spike belt to flatten the tires on his vehicle.
Then, an altercation led to an officer opening fire and killing the suspect.
ASIRT will now look into the police shooting, while the RCMP investigates the events leading up to the deadly confrontation.