ASIRT investigates after man fatally shot by police: RCMP

Alberta’s civilian police watchdog is investigating after Valleyview RCMP shot a man after responding to a complaint about a man with a firearm.

Monday at around 11:20 p.m., RCMP responded to a call about a man with a gun who was thought to be suicidal.

Officers found a man with gun outside a home. RCMP said in a media release officers tried to speak with the man and defuse the situation, but in the end, an officer fired their gun.

Police said that they immediately performed first-aid but the man died from his injuries on the way to the hospital.

RCMP confirmed that no officers were injured in this incident.

Alberta Incident Response Teams (ASIRT) has taken over the investigation.

Independent of ASIRT’s investigation, Alberta RCMP say they notified the province’s director of law enforcement and began their own internal review.

RCMP said they are cooperating with ASIRT but will not be making any further comments on this incident.


If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, resources are available. In case of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate help.

For a directory of support services in your area, visit the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention at

Learn more about preventing suicide with these warning signs and tips on how to help.

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