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Police kill councillor’s husband

Condolences for the family of an Okotoks town councillor are coming in,after her husband was shot and killed by RCMP after an alleged armedstandoff Saturday night into yesterday morning.

Condolences for the family of an Okotoks town councillor are coming in, after her husband was shot and killed by RCMP after an alleged armed standoff Saturday night into yesterday morning.

Officers were called to a house on Alcock Street in Okotoks around 7:30 p.m. Saturday after reports a man had punched a teenage boy, RCMP Sgt. Patrick Webb said.

“When officers arrived, they were confronted by the adult male who was holding a shotgun, which he refused to point down and directly threatened the members,” Webb said.

After several hours and attempts to communicate with the man, he suddenly darted from the home at 2 a.m. carrying what police believed to be a shotgun.

He was shot by an ERT member and later died in a Calgary hospital.

Neighbours identified the slain man as Corey Lewis, the husband of town councillor Naydene Lewis, later confirmed by the town’s deputy mayor, Ralph Wilson.

C.J Hannis-Burrows saw Lewis’ teenaged son outside after the incident.

“I didn’t really know what was going on, but I knew it was serious. It’s sad ... they seemed like a quiet, normal family,” she said.

with files from Canadian Press

 
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