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Suspect in Edmonton suspicious death killed by RCMP

Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating after a fatal collision on Hwy. 331 in Conquerall Bank. File / Global News

EDITOR’S NOTE: Edmonton police originally said the home where the welfare check was performed was in the area of 93 Street and 111 Avenue. However, they have since issued a correction to say the home was in the area of 93 Street and 103 Avenue. This article has been updated to reflect the correct information.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP said Saturday an officer had shot and killed a suspect wanted in connection to a suspicious death in Edmonton.

RCMP said they were called around 12:20 a.m. Saturday about a man who was allegedly armed and holding a hostage in a rural area about 10 kilometres west of O’Chiese First Nation.

Officers, members of the Emergency Response Team and the Police Dog Service tried to find the suspect.

During the search, RCMP said they were contacted by the Edmonton Police Service and were told the man was also a suspect in a suspicious death in the capital city.

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That police service was called just after 4 a.m. Saturday to conduct a welfare check at a home in the area of 93 Street and 103 Avenue.

Read more: ASIRT investigates fatal officer-involved shooting in south Edmonton

Edmonton Police said they discovered an adult woman who had died.

After the suspect was discovered by Rocky Mountain House RCMP, police said a confrontation occurred between the man and officers.

An officer discharged their service weapon.

The suspect sustained life-threatening injuries and later died. No officers were injured.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been directed to investigate.

Police were called to the same Edmonton residence Friday evening around 5:30 p.m., when a man was shot.

He was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. Police are releasing few details at this time.

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