Abdirahman Abdi's fatal encounter with Ottawa Police

Here's a breakdown of the events surrounding the death of Abdirahman Abdi, a 37-year-old with mental health issues, after he had a confrontation with police in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighbourhood.

SIU investigating 2 police officers related to Abdirahman Abdi's death

Abdirahman Abdi, 37, was a Somali-Canadian with mental health issues, who died this week after an altercation with police in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighbourhood. (Abdi family)

The Special Investigations Unit is piecing together what happened in a confrontation between Ottawa police officers and a Somali-Canadian man on a Sunday morning in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighbourhood.

People in the city, and its Muslim community, meanwhile, keep asking how an interaction with police could end up with a man, who is said to have mental health issues, dying.

Here is what we know so far about what happened and when, and how people are responding to the death of 37-year-old Abdirahman Abdi: