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Man Dies At Scene After Overnight Shooting Involving Calgary Police

10/31/2014 07:49 EDT | Updated 12/31/2014 05:59 EST
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CALGARY - A man who was a resident at an assisted living complex for single men with mental health and addictions issues was shot and killed by police.

Calgary Police Chief Rick Hanson says the officer involved in the shooting at Lanigan Place has been on the force for the last four years.

Hanson said officers knocked on the door of the suspect’s apartment early Friday morning.

The chief says the suspect opened the door and produced what appeared to be a firearm and that's when two shots went off.

Hanson was limited in what he could say because of the investigation by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, which investigates police shootings.

ASIRT acting executive director Susan Hughson said a realistic-looking BB gun was found near the man’s body.

(CFFR)