Man dies after being shot by police on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

A man has died after being shot by police outside a residential building in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside early Tuesday.

The shooting happened outside the Grace Mansion building at East Hastings Street and Princess Avenue just before 6 a.m. PT.

A statement from Vancouver police said paramedics had called officers for assistance with a man who had "allegedly smashed the window to his room and was throwing large wooden objects out of the window onto the street." The man had been injured in the process.

"Before police arrived, the man had left his residence and went to the street with a weapon in his hand," Const. Tania Visintin wrote in the statement.

"Reports came in that this man was chasing people with the weapon and using it in an aggressive and threatening manner. The man was subsequently shot by police."

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