Man with weapon killed as Vancouver police open fire

A man in his 40s died at the Patricia Hotel on Hastings Street after police fired gun shots.

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A man who police said was carrying a weapon was shot and killed Thursday during a confrontation with Vancouver police in the Downtown Eastside.

The Independent Investigations Office is investigating.

The Vancouver police said officers responded to a complaint at the Patricia Hotel in the 400-block of East Hastings Street shortly after 4 pm

Police said in a statement that officers were confronted by a man. Shots were fired, and a man in his 40s died.

In a news release Friday, the IIO said the man was reported to have a weapon.

The IIO is asking anyone with relevant information to contact the witness line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the website.

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