Alberta woman dies in confrontation with police after calling for help

There was a confrontation and one of the responding officers discharged a firearm

Police say a woman has died in an encounter between her and officers who went to her home in a county east of Edmonton.

Strathcona RCMP say the woman called for help around 7:30 a.m. on Monday.

They say there was a confrontation and one of the responding officers discharged a firearm.

The woman was seriously injured and taken for treatment, but she died in hospital.

Police say no officers were injured.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating.

The Canadian Press

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