Police shoot, kill man during pursuit

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The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team [ASIRT] has released details in the tragic incident that left a Gift Lake man and an RCMP Police Service Dog dead.

On June 17, ASIRT was directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding an encounter between members of the RCMP and Lionel Ernest Grey, 29, that took place that same day near High Prairie.

ASIRT issued a news release June 21 saying the incident was ongoing when the matter was assigned to them.

“And while the man was not believed to have sustained any injuries, ASIRT was directed to investigate on the basis that police officers had discharged their service firearms,” reads the news release.

Following the assignment of the matter to ASIRT, RCMP officers continued to search for Grey. On June 18, Grey appeared at a containment point and a confrontation occurred during which officers discharged their firearms, fatally injuring the man.

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