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Man shot, killed by Mountie, ASIRT investigating

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. A lawyer representing eight news media outlets is challenging decisions made by a Nova Scotia provincial court judge regarding the redaction of RCMP search warrants used in the investigation of the mass shooting in April that claimed 22 lives. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

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.