Man dies in police custody after officers shock him with Taser
Man was behaving 'aggressively'; IIU investigating
A man died Saturday night after police used a stun gun on him near Winnipeg's Chinatown.
Family members said the man was Matthew Fosseneuve, 34.
On Monday, police said paramedics requested police assistance when attending to a medical call in the area of Alexander Avenue and Fountain Street at around 10:30 p.m.
Police said Fosseneuve threatened police officers and was subdued with a shock from a Taser stun gun when officers took him into custody near Logan Avenue and Princess Street.
During a news conference, Const. Rob Carver said Fosseneuve was "behaving aggressively" and the Taser was used to bring him "under control."
He was taken into custody briefly but then experienced a medical emergency, police say.
Medical attention was provided and he was taken to hospital, where he died.
Family members said Fosseneuve was chatty and loved hockey, and described him as a funny, sensitive person living with medical issues.
The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is investigating.
With files from Austin Grabish