Mountie justified in shooting man with fake gun

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Alberta’s independent police watchdog has concluded the RCMP were justified in shooting a suspected thief in Vegreville last Christmas. Asirt investigators say police confronted a suspect in a reported ATM theft. The man, who had a concealed weapon was told by police repeatedly to show his hands or he would be shot. The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he was shot in the chest by police when he pulled out a replica handgun. It was later determined that the 911 call came from the man’s own cellphone.