RCMP have been cleared of any wrong-doing in the shooting of a man at a work camp near Fox Creek last summer.
Officers were called to the site on June 30th, 2015, to reports of a man with a large butcher knife.
In the process of the investigation, the suspect lunged at the officers, leading to them shooting the suspect.
ASIRT has completed its investigation, calling it a “harrowing and horrific incident”, adding officers’ actions ended the incident before any more workers were injured or killed.
As for the suspect, he was taken to hospital and later charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, assault with a weapon and interfering with human remains.
Alberta Justice confirms the four-week trial for the 29-year-old will begin May 15th.