Quebec police watchdog probes man's death involving Montreal police officer

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MONTREAL — Quebec's police watchdog says it will investigate the death of a man during an interaction with officers in southwestern Montreal.

The Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes says the fatal incident involving a Montreal police officer occurred about 12:30 p.m. today on Nuns' Island, which is part of Montreal's Verdun borough.

According to the watchdog, also known as the BEI, police said they were called to intervene with a possibly armed man with a handgun, on foot, near an intersection.

Police say investigators tracked down the man, who allegedly pointed his weapon at an officer who fired at least one shot.

The man, whose age was not provided, was taken to hospital and pronounced dead.

The BEI says it's assigned five investigators to the case who will be assisted by Quebec provincial police.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 17, 2022.

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