Provincial investigators reviewing fatal Montreal police shooting

The Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes is investigating after a police intervention resulted in the death of a man in the Gay Village last night.  The province's police watchdog is reviewing the incident due to the involvement of Montreal police.

They say that police arrived at around 7:00 PM at an apartment on St-André and Robillard in response to a 58-year old man who was destroying his own apartment.  Upon arrival, police found him with a cigarette in each hand.  Officers attempted to subdue him, using plastic bullets and a stun gun.  When that failed, police shot the man multiple times.

It was then that Urgence-Santé was called to the scene, at around 7:20 PM.  By that time, the man was in cardiac arrest and CPR was performed on-site.  He later died in hospital.

Twelve investigators from the provincial agency, along with two officers from the Sûreté du Québec, will now be investigating the case.