One dead after police shooting in Sherwood Park, ASIRT investigating
Published Monday, September 23, 2019 9:50AM MDT
Last Updated Monday, September 23, 2019 7:59PM MDT
A woman who called RCMP for help was killed Monday morning after she was shot by one of the responding police officers in a confrontation.
The Alberta Serious Investigation Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating the officer-involved shooting in Sherwood Park.
Strathcona County RCMP responded to a woman's call for assistance at her home in the Pine Street area around 7:30 a.m.
When police arrived, a confrontation broke out between them and the woman, and an officer shot her, RCMP said.
She was taken to hospital, where she eventually succumbed to her injuries.
"I noticed that the police were on both sides of the street," said neighbour Ken Hall. "It was disturbing for sure."
No officers were injured as a result of the incident, RCMP said.
The woman has not been identified, but neighbours told CTV News Edmonton police had responded to the home multiple times in recent weeks.
"I'm not really sure who it was. It's a rental property so there's been maybe in the last 10 years, four or five that have lived there,” said neighbor Dustin Uranick.
“There have been incidences in late August and September where there’s cops showing up."
Elk Island School Division alerted parents to an incident near Pine Street Elementary School, about one block away from the scene, and asked them to avoid Pine Street.
There was no danger to students at the school.
Hall said, "(I'm) surprised, but it seems these days, this kind of craziness happens all around us, and it's happened right here on Pine Street in Sherwood Park."
With files from CTV News Edmonton's Sarah Plowman