Manitoba

Man dies in police custody after officers shock him with Taser

A man died Saturday night after police used a stun gun on him near Winnipeg's Chinatown.

Man was behaving 'aggressively'; IIU investigating

Family of Matthew Fosseneuve, 34, say he was funny and sensitive and lived with medical issues. (Submitted)

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.

The man 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, police said Monday. 1:31

With files from Austin Grabish