ASIRT investigating fatal police shooting after chase near Hardisty

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ASIRT investigating police shooting after chase near Hardisty
WATCH ABOVE: The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating after a chase with a truck ended in a man being shot by police near Hardisty on Sunday evening – Dec 30, 2019

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was called in to investigate an officer-involved shooting near Hardisty in eastern Alberta on Sunday evening.

Police had been chasing a truck on Highway 13 near Hardisty around 5:20 p.m. Several tire deflation devices were used to try to stop the vehicle, RCMP said.

The truck went into the ditch and the sole occupant, a man, got out. According to officials, a confrontation occurred with police that resulted in RCMP officers firing their guns.

RCMP members from Killam, Provost and Wainwright along with the Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit were all involved in the attempted arrest.

The male suspect was treated on scene by EMS and taken to an Edmonton hospital by STARS Air Ambulance in serious condition. No officers were injured.

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On Monday, an ASIRT news release said that the 32-year-old man had died of his injuries on Sunday evening.

ASIRT also said that a replica handgun was recovered from the snow outside of the suspect vehicle’s driver side door.

Police said the truck involved was the same dark Dodge Ram they had been looking for earlier in the day.

Around 3:15 a.m., Mounties were trying to pull over a reported suspicious vehicle when the driver crashed into an RCMP truck, damaging the police vehicle extensively and leaving it inoperable.

Killam RCMP are looking for suspects after an RCMP vehicle was rammed by a truck it had been trying to stop. Supplied to Global News

ASIRT is brought in to independently investigate incidents involving Alberta police that result in serious injury or death to any person.

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