Montreal police responded to a call after an alleged fight broke out on Boulevard Cavendish in Notre-Dame-de-Grace on Tuesday night.
After attempts to subdue a 23-year-old man who was involved in the conflict were unsuccessful, a Montreal police officer shot the man. He would later die of his injuries.
According to CTV, two officers who arrived at the scene were confronted by one of the men who was carrying a knife.
The man was taken to hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead.
No police officers were injured.
Quebec’s bureau of independent investigations (BEI), is now in charge of the case, which is the body in charge of handling investigations when people are injured or killed during police actions.
BEI first stated the man who was shot was 39, but has since corrected that he was 23.