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Man dead after police shooting in Winnipeg's West Broadway area

One man is dead after being shot by a Winnipeg Police Service officer Saturday morning.

Officers have taped off stretch of Colony between Broadway and St. Mary

Police tape could be seen just after 1 p.m. CT around an apartment block at 182 Colony St. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

One man is dead after being shot by a Winnipeg Police Service officer Saturday morning. 

The Independent Investigation Unit has taken over the probe into the incident, IIU spokesperson Barbara Czech confirmed to CBC News Saturday. 

Investigators enter an apartment building on Colony Street Saturday. One man is dead following a shooting involving a police officer. (Tyson Koschik)

Winnipeg police say they were responding to a suite in 182 Colony St. at 9:45 a.m. when a man was shot. He was taken to hospital in critical condition, police say, but later died. 

A section of Colony Street, from Broadway to St. Mary Avenue, was cordoned off with police tape much of Saturday.

Marlita Berha lives in the building. She said when she left for work around 6:30 a.m., she didn't see anything unusual. But when she returned from her shift early Saturday afternoon, the building was taped off and she had to wait for police to allow her back in. 

Berha said she's lived in the building for close to four months, and she's never felt unsafe there.

IIU investigators were seen entering the building around 2 p.m. 

Saturday's shooting is the third shooting involving a Winnipeg police officer in 2019.

A stretch of the street, from Broadway north to St. Mary Avenue, was cordoned off with police tape. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)
A police officer on scene in an area blocked off with police tape on Colony Street. (Tyson Koschik/CBC )

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