The man shot and killed by Edmonton police last week had shotgun shells in his pockets and a 12-gauge shotgun was found nearby, Alberta’s police watchdog said Monday.
In a Monday release, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) said Edmonton police responded to a call about a man with a gun behind the Eastglen Motor Inn, and then at a nearby home, just after 4 p.m. on Friday.
“At the rear of the residence, the officers encountered the man and a confrontation occurred that resulted in the two officers discharging their service weapons, striking the man and fatally wounding him,” the ASIRT release said.
A 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun with a single round in the chamber was recovered on scene, ASIRT said.
Eight additional loose shotgun shells were located in one of the man’s pockets, and a fully loaded magazine containing five rounds, along with one additional loose shotgun shell, were located in another pocket.
The man was under three lifetime bans prohibiting him from possessing firearms and ammunition, the ASIRT release said.
Police and ASIRT did not identify the 48-year-old man who was shot, but family identified him as Marty Powder.
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