ALBERTA
05/25/2015 04:02 EDT | Updated 05/25/2016 05:59 EDT

Investigators say man shot by RCMP north of Edmonton had two guns

EDMONTON - Investigators say a man who was shot dead by RCMP on the weekend was in possession of two rifles.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says officers went to a rural property north of Edmonton on Saturday to respond to a trespassing complaint.

ASIRT says a 47-year-old man was found in a field nearby and went down after he was shot during a confrontation.

An armed standoff followed and attempts to communicate with the man were unsuccessful.

Emergency response officers approached and found him dead.

ASIRT investigators found a loaded .22-calibre rifle at his side and a .30-.30 lever-action rifle in the field.

The carbine rifle fired by police was also seized.

The investigation continues.

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