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Edmonton police shoot knife-wielding suspect dead along 100th Avenue

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Edmonton police shoot knife-wielding suspect dead west of downtown
A suspect was shot dead by an Edmonton Police Service member on Sunday night after he allegedly approached several people with a knife near 100 Avenue and 111 Street, west of the downtown core. Kendra Slugoski explains. – Dec 4, 2023

A suspect was shot dead by Edmonton police Sunday night after he allegedly approached several people with a knife in the Oliver area.

Alberta’s law enforcement review agency is investigating the fatal shooting of a man by an Edmonton Police Service officer.

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At about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, police were sent to an area west of the city’s downtown core in response to reports of a man with a knife approaching people.

There was a confrontation when police arrived near 100 Avenue and 111 Street and an officer fired his gun, hitting the man.

Life-saving measures were attempted but the man died on the scene.

No police officers were hurt and a knife was recovered.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the shooting.

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