By The Canadian Press
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating the fatal shooting of a man on Long Plain First Nation.
The Independent Investigation Unit says Manitoba First Nations Police reported that one or more officers fired at the man Tuesday following a confrontation.
The 23-year-old man was pronounced dead in the community near Portage la Prairie.
Investigators say the man who died had a firearm.
The unit says it will request a civilian monitor for the investigation.
Manitoba First Nations Police say the three officers who were called to the scene are now on administrative leave.