January 12, 2019 12:31 pm
Updated: January 13, 2019 12:52 pm

Man dead after Winnipeg police shoot guns on Sherbrook Street

WATCH ABOVE: Man dead after Winnipeg police shooting on Sherbrook Street

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A man is dead after officers opened fire in the West End Friday night.

Officers were patrolling near the area of Sargent Avenue and Maryland Street and spotted a man acting suspiciously at about 7:50 p.m., said Winnipeg police.

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Officers approached the 24-year-old man, leading to a chase which ended in a nearby parking lot.

Officers said the man was carrying a weapon and police opened fire.

Portions of the sidewalk near Sherbrook Street and Ellice Avenue were closed following a police-involved shooting on Saturday night.

Michael Draven / Global News

The man was taken to hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.

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

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