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03/24/2014 05:27 EDT | Updated 05/24/2014 05:59 EDT

Medicine Hat Man Shot By Police Was Seen Moving A Body: ASIRT

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MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - Authorities in southeastern Alberta say a man gunned down by police during a standoff was seen removing a body from the house he was holed up in shortly before he was shot.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says the armed man then jumped into a vehicle and drove at officers before being hit by one bullet.

The shooting happened at a rural home near Medicine Hat on Saturday.

A Medicine Hat police officer had gone to the property as part of a missing persons investigation.

Investigators say the officer was confronted by someone who pointed a gun at him and a standoff ensued.

The Medicine Hat News quoted sources as saying the missing person was an area businessman who was trying to sell an SUV and who had just given a test drive.

ASIRT, which investigates officer-involved shootings in Alberta, says a gun was found with the man killed by police.

No names have been released.

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