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Woman dies after officers shoot and use stun gun on her, Edmonton police say

EDMONTON — Police say a woman has died after Edmonton officers used a stun gun then shot her while conducting a wellness check.

Police say the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the woman’s death.

The police service says officers were called Wednesday to check on the welfare of a woman at a multi-unit dwelling.

Police say no one answered the door when officers arrived.

They say there was a concern for the woman’s health and safety, so officers entered her unit.

Police say shortly afterward, there was a confrontation and officers deployed a conducted energy weapon then shot her.

They say the woman died at the scene.

Police say no officers were injured and an imitation firearm was found.

The Canadian Press