Fatal shooting by Edmonton police officer investigated by review agency

Police shooting probed

Alberta's law enforcement review agency is investigating the fatal shooting of a man by an Edmonton police officer.

At about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, police were sent to an area northeast of the city's downtown in response to reports of a man with a knife approaching people.

There was a confrontation when police arrived and an officer fired his gun, striking the man.

Life-saving measures were attempted, but the man died at the scene.

No police officers were hurt and a knife was recovered.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the shooting. 

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