Man dies after ‘more than one’ police officer fires gun

Winnipeg police say a man has died after an officer-involved shooting Friday night in the West End.

At a press conference Saturday, police said officers came across a man acting suspiciously in the area of Sargent Ave. and Maryland St. around 7:50 p.m.

They said as officers approached, the man took off.

Police made contact with the man once again in a nearby vacant lot.

During the encounter, he produced a weapon.

Const Jay Murray said more than one officer fired their gun, but did not say how many shots were fired.

Police said they performed CPR and other life-saving measures.

The man was taken to hospital but later died.

The Independent Investigation Unit has been notified and assumed responsibility of the investigation.

The IIU investigates all serious incidents involving police officers in Manitoba, whether occurring on or off duty.

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