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Officer-involved shooting in Strathcona County sends man to hospital

File photo of an RCMP cruiser.
File photo of an RCMP cruiser. File/ Global News

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Strathcona County early Sunday morning.

RCMP in Strathcona County said they received a call to assist Emergency Medical Services at a home near Sherwood Park, where they were responding to a call of a man with a self-inflicted stab wound.

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“For safety reasons, the paramedics waited outside the home for the officers,” ASIRT said on Monday. “While in the home, three officers discharged their service pistols, striking the man.”

A 40-year-old man was taken to hospital in Edmonton in serious but stable condition. No other injuries were reported.

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ASIRT is called to investigate incidents involving Alberta law enforcement personnel that result in serious injury or death as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.

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