A man is dead and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating following a Tuesday evening confrontation at a southside hotel, says the Edmonton Police Service.
Police were called at about 9:30 p.m. to a hotel near 53rd Avenue and Calgary Trail, where a man in the parking lot was damaging vehicles and firing a gun, according to a news release.
The man ran away but was located by police about 10 minutes later a few blocks away near 54th Avenue and Gateway Boulevard.
"Tactical members exited their vehicle and engaged the suspect, who then turned and fled on foot," the news release said.
"Following a foot chase, a confrontation occurred between the suspect and police, and officers discharged their firearms."
A firearm was located at the scene, the release said.
ASIRT investigates events where serious injury or death may have been caused by police or allegations of police misconduct.