The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has been called in to investigate an officer-involved shooting that left a man dead in Lloydminster, Alta.

The RCMP say that when officers tried to stop a stolen vehicle early Sunday afternoon there was an altercation and a Mountie fired his pistol, but the suspect vehicle was able to get away.

They say about an hour later police spotted the suspect vehicle in the 4200 block of 56 Avenue and there was a second altercation during which another RCMP officer fired their weapon.

Police say the 27-year-old male driver of the vehicle pronounced dead on scene, and a female passenger was arrested without further incident or injury.

Two Mounties were also taken to hospital for treatment of what police described only as non-life-threatening injuries.

The RCMP say they will continue to investigate the events leading up to the deadly confrontation, however, now that ASIRT has been brought in they will not be commenting further on the incident.

Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed the events to contact ASIRT at 780-644-1483. 

RCMP were still on the scene Monday morning. Photo courtesy of Heather Klages, Real Country 95.9. 


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 3, 2020, with files from CTV News.