Man dies after RCMP fire shots in Blairmore parking lot

An RCMP cruiser. SunMedia

A police watchdog is investigating after RCMP officers fatally shot a man during a confrontation in a Blairmore parking lot Tuesday.

At about 5 p.m., Mounties of the Blairmore detachment tried to stop a pickup truck in the parking lot of the Home Hardware store in the town 220 km southwest of Calgary.

“A confrontation occurred which resulted in the discharge of service pistols,” RCMP said in a statement.

“The vehicle travelled a short distance and then entered a ditch.”

The man driving the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene and no police officers were injured, said RCMP.

RCMP haven’t said why they tried to stop the man and said they won’t be commenting further.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the incident while RCMP will continue investigating it as well, said Mounties.

BKaufmann@postmedia.com

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