An unidentified 27-year-old Canadian man was fatally shot by police at a Super 8 Motel in Calgary, Alberta, on Monday.
The man had not checked out on time so the motel management called the police. When officers arrived, they found the man's hotel room door had been locked with a security chain from the inside, noted Global News (video below).
"The man appeared to be agitated and in medical distress," Calgary Police Chief Paul Cook said, reports MetroNews.ca.
Police Chief Cook added that police "took action to enter his room in order to provide him with assistance."
After breaking into the hotel room, police claimed they found drugs and syringes. The man was allegedly holding a needle in a "threatening manner," Global News quoted an unidentified police source.
Police fired a Taser on him, which didn't work, so they opened fire on the man, killing him.
Police Chief Cook claimed the man somehow caused the cops to kill him.
"The situation escalated and, as a result of his actions, a service firearm was discharged," Police Chief Cook stated, noted MetroNews.ca. "The man died at the scene."
Police Chief Cook did not provide details, but the incident is being investigated by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team.
An unidentified witness told the Calgary Sun that there were five gunshots.