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.