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Alberta man dies in 3rd RCMP shooting this month

08/16/2013 12:31 EDT | Updated 10/16/2013 05:12 EDT
A 52-year-old man at a home on the Cold Lake First Nation northeast of Edmonton has died after the third shooting this month involving Alberta RCMP.

A release issued Friday morning says RCMP were at the home to execute an arrest warrant when a confrontation took place.

The man, who was the subject of the warrant, was shot during an altercation, RCMP say.

He was take to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The RCMP reported the incident to the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) – an independent body that investigates incidents involving serious injury or death that may relate to the actions of a police officer.

ASIRT members reported to the scene of the shooting on Friday.

RCMP officers were involved in two other fatal incidents earlier this month:

- One man died and another was injured after being shot by an RCMP officer at Pigeon Lake on Aug. 3.

- A second man died one day after RCMP officers used a Taser on him in Leduc on Aug. 2.

In a fourth incident, ASIRT was called in to investigate after a driver suspected of impaired driving was shot multiple times by RCMP officers in Grande Cache.

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