A 27-year-old man is dead in Prince Albert after being shot Tuesday night by police.

It happened around 9 p.m. CST at a home in the city's East Hill area.

Police said they were called to the 2900 block of 5A Avenue East after getting reports of a man and a woman fighting as well as an assault on a woman.

When officers arrived at the housing complex, they were confronted by a man with a knife, Police Chief Troy Cooper said, reading to reporters from a prepared statement.

It's believed two officers drew their weapons and fired on the man, Cooper said.

The man was taken to Victoria Union Hospital where he died of his injuries.

The man's name hasn't been released. His family has been contacted. 

None of the police officers was hurt.

The officers, who have not been identified, are now on their scheduled days off. They'll be assisting with the investigation and seeing health professionals, Cooper said.

The police department is investigating, with an independent observer reporting to the Justice Department about the case, Cooper said.

The coroner's office is also investigating.

Cooper did not answer questions from reporters.