ASIRT Investigating After Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting in Southern Alberta

One person is dead after an RCMP officer-involved shooting early Thursday morning in Gleichen.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating following an officer-involved shooting in southern Alberta. It happened early Thursday morning (Oct. 19) around 4:00 am in Gleichen. Two RCMP officers pulled over a vehicle and observed a firearm inside. While trying to make an arrest, a confrontation took place, leading one police officer to fire his service weapon. The occupant of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The two mounties involved were not injured. Since ASIRT is now investigating, RCMP say they will not be commenting further. - Pat Siedlecki

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