ASIRT investigating rcmp shooting at Frog Lake reserve
A man is dead after he was shot by RCMP during a ‘standoff’ at the Frog Lake First Nation reserve in Alberta.
According to media reports Elk Point RCMP attempted to arrest a man at a family member’s home on the reserve around 10 a.m., Thursday. A standoff followed that lasted for several hours despite attempts to establish contact by an RCMP negotiator. Late in the evening a confrontation occurred which resulted in officers discharging their firearms. The man was struck by gunfire and fatally wounded.
Investigators recovered a sawed-off firearm at the scene. No officers were injured and police said there was no concern for public safety.
The RCMP remains the lead investigating agency on the events leading up to the shooting. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been directed to investigate the circumstances around the death of the man and police conduct.
The RCMP would not comment further on the incident.
Frog Lake First Nation is located about 207 kilometres east of Edmonton.