Man dead, police dog injured after confrontation with RCMP in northern Alberta

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ARDMORE, Alta. — RCMP say a man is dead and a police service dog has been injured in a shooting in northern Alberta.

Officers were searching Sunday night for a suspect who fled on foot after a dispute in a vehicle near the community of Ardmore, southwest of Cold Lake.

Mounties say officers and a police dog found the suspect, there was a confrontation and an officer fired a gun.

RCMP say officers tried to provide medical assistance but the man died at the scene.

The dog was taken to a veterinarian and treated for a non life-threatening injury.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, the province's police watchdog, is reviewing the shooting.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 21, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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