Police have been cleared of wrong-doing in a fatal shooting downtown nearly two years ago.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says the officer fired the fatal shot after the suspect pointed what appeared to be a gun at him.
As it turned out, it was a powder-pellet gun, made to resemble a semi-automatic pistol.
Officers were called to Langin Place downtown, which is a supportive housing facility for men, on Halloween Day 2014, to reports of a man in a hallway, threatening another resident.
ASIRT says it was a “very quick” sequence of events: just 38-seconds from the time officers approached the man, to when he pointed the replica weapon and police shot at him.
The autopsy confirmed the man died of a gunshot wound to the torso, and that he was also under the influence of alcohol at the time.