The Elk Point RCMP were called to an incident July 19, 2018 that led to the discharge of a police firearm which fatally injured one male.
At approximately 10:00 a.m., RCMP members attempted to arrest a suspect at a rural residence on the Frog Lake First Nation.
A standoff followed that continued for several hours despite numerous attempts at establishing contact through an RCMP negotiator. Late in the evening, a confrontation occurred which resulted in members discharging firearms.
No officers were hurt and there was no concern for public safety at any point.
The Director of Law Enforcement has been notified and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding police conduct and the death of the man. The RCMP remains the lead investigating agency on the events leading up to the serious incident, with ASIRT having carriage of the review of police actions.
The Alberta RCMP will not be commenting further on this incident.