Vancouver police shot and killed a man armed with a machete in the city's Downtown Eastside Friday night.

Police officers encountered a man walking down the sidewalk armed with a machete in the 300-block of Powell Street at about 8:30 p.m. PT.

Officers confronted the man and he was shot a short time later. The man, who has not been identified, died at the scene.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in to investigate.