Manitoba's police watchdog investigating death of man who broke into Winnipeg residence

Manitoba's police watchdog is calling for the public's help as it investigates the death of a man arrested after a break-in attempt.

On Wednesday, Winnipeg police responded to a call on Alfred Avenue, around 2:30 a.m., of a man breaking into a residence, the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba said in a news release.

The man fled the residence, but was later found on Burrows Avenue, seemingly in medical distress. An ambulance was called to bring the man to St. Boniface Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the watchdog said.

The IIU, which investigates all incidents involving police where someone is injured or killed, will enlist a civilian monitor through the Manitoba Police Commission because the matter involves a fatality.

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