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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Highway 43 open after police shooting near Whitecourt

WHITECOURT, A.B. – Highway 43 is open following a police shooting near Whitecourt.

A police operation Tuesday saw westbound lanes of Highway 43 closed for several hours.  The RCMP say they attempted to stop a vehicle on the highway.  As members approached the vehicle, a confrontation occurred with lead to the discharge of an RCMP members’ firearm.

The RCMP say that an adult male suspect was involved and was later found deceased.

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The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has been notified will now lead the investigation.

Highway 43 was closed for several hours on Tuesday while the RCMP investigated the incident.

A photo shared on social media showed the long back up of traffic while the Highway was closed – Facebook

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