Sources say and Siksika Nation has since confirmed the man involved in the altercation has died.  

In a release, Siksika Nation chief and council offered condolences to the man's family, who is a member of Siksika Nation.


At this time ASIRT has commented about the incident in a post to social media on Sunday stating it is investigating and details will follow.

The RCMP will conduct an internal review of the incident in addition to and independent of the ASIRT investigation.



Original Story posted December 25.


At 3:30 am on December 25th  Strathmore RCMP responded to a unwanted persons call in the Town of Strathmore.

It was reported that a man was causing a disturbance at a gas station. The man was located by the RCMP and he confronted police with a weapon.

Officers discharged their sidearms. The male was struck, treated by EMS and transported to hospital with injuries as a result of this incident.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has taken over the investigation into the circumstances of the officer involved shooting.

RCMP are asking that residents avoid the intersection of Hwy 1 and 817 while a heavy police presence is on scene investigating. Traffic will be disrupted and diverted for the next several hours. There is no concern for public safety as a result of this incident.

In a release the RCMP stated,  "The RCMP believes in processes that seek the facts and it’s important that processes taken to assess the actions of all those involved, including the police, are fair, transparent, and defendable. This is why, as soon as we became aware of this incident, we immediately notified the Director of Law Enforcement and initiated our internal review process."

Independent of ASIRT’s investigation, the Alberta RCMP’s internal review process has been implemented to gather a full account of what took place during this incident. RCMP training, policy, police response, and the duty status of the members involved will be subject to review.

The Alberta RCMP is fully cooperating with ASIRT and will not be commenting further on this incident.