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Police fatally shoot man after being called by hotel manager for welfare check

By Mason White 10:26 AM March 20, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A man in Canada, is dead after police were called to check on him.

Calgary Police officers were called to the Super 8 Motel on Monday, for a welfare check of one of the hotel’s guests.

Staff said that the man did not check out on time and that he was acting strange.

The 27-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was killed by police who broke down the door of his hotel room.

According to police, officers attempted to open the door with a key provided to them by the motel staff. However, the door was locked by a security chain.

When police spoke to the man, they said he seemed agitated and in medical distress.

Police called emergency workers, but instead of waiting for paramedics to arrive, officers broke down the door and confronted the man.

The man was hit by a Taser, because he allegedly threatened the officers with a syringe.

According to police, the Taser was ineffective, so officers fired five rounds, killing the man. The 27-year-old man died at the scene. None of the officers involved were wounded.