Video shows final moments of Old Brewery Mission client, shot to death by police
Jimmy Cloutier, 38, was armed with a sharp object, made threatening gestures before he was shot, police say
The Quebec coroner's office has identified the man police fatally shot outside the Old Brewery Mission last week as 38-year-old Jimmy Cloutier.
Police say Cloutier was armed with a sharp object in each hand and was suspected of having attacked another person not long before he was confronted by police.
He made threatening gestures towards the officers before he was shot, according to police.
The officers fired multiple times, striking him at least once in the upper body.
Surveillance video provided by the Old Brewery shows Cloutier being approached by police, their guns drawn, before he moves out-of-frame.
The Old Brewery's director, Matthew Pearce, told CBC Montreal that Cloutier had been a client of the mission on and off for 11 years.
He said Cloutier took part in a program at Maison Claude-Laramée for homeless people with mental illness. The Old Brewery runs the program jointly with the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.
After completing the program, Cloutier didn't return to the Old Brewery for four years. But over the past year, Cloutier has been a "fairly frequent visitor" and seemed normal on the day of the shooting, popping into its cafeteria to get coffee, Pearce said.
Coroner Dr. Martin Clavet is collaborating with Quebec's bureau of independent investigations in the case.
The bureau investigates deaths or serious injuries involving police.