A man has died after being shot by police in Toronto in the suburb of Brampton.
Cpl. Kujawa said two officers were involved in the shooting in the city’s Brampton South area.
Authorities originally said that the incident was not a police shooting.
After one of the officers received assistance from a nearby ambulance, the second officer returned fire, possibly hitting the shooter, police said in a press release.
Kujawa said the victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
CNN affiliate NEWS11 reported the man was hit eight times.
According to the department’s Facebook page, the Toronto Police Special Investigations Unit, an independent police watchdog, is investigating the shooting.
“Preliminary information indicates the shooting occurred as officers attempted to arrest a man for an outstanding firearms-related warrant,” the post said.
According to NEWS11, the man in the hospital was in his 20s. He is not yet identified.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported earlier that the man was taken to hospital after being shot by police. He was shot at two separate locations, Pascale Atmore and Summerhill Courts, and died later, according to the police.
CNN has reached out to the police, but has not received a response.
A number of regional residents are protesting outside a hospital where the man was taken after the shooting, according to The Globe and Mail.
“They should not be shooting and killing people,” the newspaper quoted an unnamed woman as saying.
Toronto Mayor John Tory tweeted his condolences to the victim’s family.
“Like all Torontoers, I am shocked and saddened by the loss of a young life and my heart goes out to his loved ones,” he said.