Montreal police shoot and kill man

Quebec provincial police are investigating after Montreal police shot and killed a man over the weekend.

Quebec provincial police are investigating after Montreal police shot and killed a man over the weekend.

The Montreal Police Service shot a man to death in Beaconsfield on Sunday morning. ((CBC))

Const. Daniel Thibaudeau, speaking for the Sûreté du Québec, said two men broke into a home on Windermere Street in Beaconsfield at about 3:45 a.m. Sunday, in what is believed to be an attempted theft.

A person at the targeted home called the Montreal Police Service, who caught up with the two men's vehicle after it collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Sherbrooke Street and Windermere Road.

The suspects fled on foot and police tracked them to the Trans-Canada service road.

Police say they believed one of the suspects was carrying a weapon and they shot him. The man, who Thibaudeau said was known to police, later died in hospital.

He has been identified as Patrick Saulnier, 27, of Longueuil.

Police arrested a second suspect, who is expected to appear in court in Montreal Monday.

"When there is [a] death of an individual during a police intervention, the investigation is handed over for transparency reasons to another agency, so in this case the Sûreté du Québec is investigating," Thibaudeau said. 

Thibaudeau said it hadn't been determined yet if shots were fired in both directions or if the suspect had a gun.