October 31, 2013 3:15 pm
Updated: October 31, 2013 4:15 pm

UPDATE: Man involved in Edmonton Taser incident dies

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EDMONTON – The 39-year-old man who was injured during an altercation involving a Taser used by Edmonton police died on Wednesday.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating the incident.

ASIRT says members of the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) came upon a conflict between a man and a woman near 106A Avenue and 96 Street shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday, October 24.

ASIRT’s investigation found that while EPS members were trying to detain the 39-year-old man, a Taser was used.

The man was injured and taken to hospital in serious condition. He died on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

An autopsy will be conducted.

ASIRT will continue to investigate the circumstances and whether the police’s actions were justified.

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