A woman is dead after RCMP responded to a call for service at her home in Strathcona County on Monday morning.
“Upon arrival, a confrontation occurred between the officers and the female. The incident resulted with one of the responding members discharging their firearm,” RCMP said in a news release.
The woman was pronounced dead in hospital.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is now investigating.
RCMP said the woman had called Strathcona County RCMP around 7:30 a.m. and requested officer assistance at her home.
While the RCMP remains the lead investigating agency on the events leading up to the shooting, it will not provide further comment on what happened.
ASIRT has been directed to investigate an <a href=”https://twitter.com/RCMPAlberta?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@RCMPAlberta</a> officer-involved shooting that occurred this morning in Strathcona County, and resulted in a fatality.