Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Watchdog Clears Calgary Officer in Death of Man Holding Pellet Gun

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Watchdog Clears Calgary Officer in Death of Man Holding Pellet Gun

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Police watchdog clears officer in fatal shooting

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CALGARY - A police watchdog group says a Calgary officer who shot and killed an intoxicated man armed with what turned out to be a broken pellet gun will not face charges.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says four officers responded to a report of a man with a gun threatening another man in an apartment building on Oct. 31, 2014.

Officers tried to contact the man by phone, then knocked on the door of a suite.

The agency says a man came out holding what appeared to be a handgun across his chest and, after one officer yelled "gun," the man turned with the weapon angled towards the officers.

One officer fired two shots, striking the man in the torso and a wall.

The 30-year-old man was later found dead inside the suite. …

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