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Man dead after police shooting in southern Alberta
CALGARY -- Cochrane RCMP and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) are investigating after a standoff with police in the community Friday night left one man dead.
Officers say they were called to a home after there were concerns about the safety of a man and his partner.
Police were also told he had numerous firearms in his possession.
Upon arrival, police say the man barricaded himself inside the home and ignored commands to come out.
A police negotiator was also brought in, but the man did not come out.
RCMP say "alternate means were deployed to force the man out," at which point a confrontation occurred and the man was shot by an officer.
Paramedics say the man was taken from the scene in life-threatening condition but according to police, he died while on route to a hospital in Calgary.
No one else was injured as a result of the police incident.
Community in shock after shooting
Area residents called the incident disturbing.
"To see this happen and a serious shooting, yeah it worries me. Probably worries everybody here," Kevin Bavis told CTV News Calgary.
Others said they weren't too concerned about an investigation taking place so close to home.
"I still feel safe and that, but it's just kind of surprising to see it in your neighbourhood,” said Kim Cugnet.
In a tweet, ASIRT confirmed it has been directed to investigate the police-involved shooting.
The agency says it will not release any further details until Monday.