The Bureau of Independent Investigations will look into the intervention of agents of the Saguenay Police Service (SPS).
The BEI investigates all cases where a person, other than a police officer on duty, dies, suffers a serious injury or is injured by a firearm used by a police officer during a police intervention or during their detention by a police force, the BEI communications department said by email.
Five investigators were assigned to the case.
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Several witnesses heard the shots fire.
I was woken up by the shots, then I went to the window and alerted my roommate. When I went to the window, I saw that there was a black man lying on the ground. He had been shot in the right side, said a woman who lives nearby.
According to the latter, this neighborhood is very quiet. Nothing ever happens; There are only students here, she added.
Traffic is prohibited on a large portion of rue des Hospitality.
SPS officers are on the scene, but the organization is refusing to provide further details at this time. No less than ten patrol cars protect the scene.
Rue des Hospitalières is closed to all traffic between Rue Chabanel and Chemin Sydenham, where a security perimeter has been erected.
Teacher of police techniques at Collège d'Alma, Steeve Gauthier recalled that police officers cannot necessarily expect to experience such a situation.
These are situations that are really not obvious. There is no one who gets up one morning thinking that they will face such a situation during their day, he said.
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When such events occur, the question always comes down to whether the police responded properly.
In a similar situation, it is certain that the police always have a few seconds, sometimes very, very, very few, to make a decision. In this type of situation, sometimes it's physical control when you're able to be close to the person, but sometimes when the individual is armed, at that point you have to take forces that are more drastic, such as in this case the firearm, he continued.
The x27;UQAC has set up a crisis unit to help students who may be affected by the events. Psychological support will be offered and a temporary accommodation service has been set up with a Chicoutimi hotelier.
Please there are students who need, for example, counseling at the psychosocial level, if there are students who would also need to be relocated, we are working on a game plan to be sure to not to escape, then to be able to respond to their immediate needs, explained Marie-Karlyn Laflamme, director of the communications department at UQAC.
With information from Annie-Claude Brisson and Roby St-Gelais