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Man dead following altercation with Winnipeg police on Sherbrook Street

Global News logo Global News 6 days ago Marek Tkach
a car stopped at a traffic light: Winnipeg Police closing down a stretch of Sherbrook Street between Ellice Avenue and Sargent Avenue following a police-involved shooting on Saturday night. © Michael Draven / Global News Winnipeg Police closing down a stretch of Sherbrook Street between Ellice Avenue and Sargent Avenue following a police-involved shooting on Saturday night.

On Friday, January 11, a man was rushed to hospital and later pronounced dead after an incident with police early in the evening.

At approximately 7:50 p.m., police were called to the area of Sargent Avenue and Maryland Street after encountering a male acting suspiciously in the area.

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Officers approached the suspect, leading to a chase which ended in a nearby parking lot.

Officers claim the man was carrying a weapon, to which they responded by discharging their firearms.

Officers immediately provided medical treatment before emergency services arrived.

The investigation has been handed over to the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba.

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