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Man shot and killed by police in West Broadway identified

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WINNIPEG — Police shot and killed a man who may have been involved in a break-and-enter in West Broadway this morning.

The dead man has been identified as Lance Trevor Muir, 42 years. 

The circumstances that led to Muir's death are still murky. Police, who spoke to reporters earlier this morning, released few details, saying the investigation is only just beginning.

"This process will take some time," said police spokesman Const. Jason Michalyshen. "It’s going to be a long day for investigators."

Michalyshen said police were called just before 9 a.m. to what appeared to be an attempted break-and-enter in progress.

There are reports the man may have been seen on Langside Street with a pillow case and a crowbar, though Michalyshen would not confirm that, and said the information from the initial 911 call was limited.

When police arrived, they got into some kind of confrontation with the man and shot him at least once.

The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died.

The incident also involves a Cadillac that rammed into a BFI bin in the alley behind Langside and Sara Avenue. The sedan has bullet holes in the windshield, and its windshield wipers are still going, three hours after the shooting.

Police are still checking to determine whether the car was stolen.

Police have taped off a large perimeter with yellow crime-scene tape. Access to much of Langside Street at Sara and Westminster avenues and at Broadway is limited.

It’s the second police-involved shooting of the year.


Updated on Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 12:17 PM CDT: New information

4:44 PM: Dead man identified

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