The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) is investigating the death of a man who died after being shot by a stun gun.

On Wednesday, Winnipeg Police located a stolen vehicle parked near a housing complex on Robson Street. According to a report given to the IIU, when officers attempted to arrest the lone male occupant of the vehicle, a use-of-force encounter resulted in one of the officers using their Taser. 

Once in custody, the man became unresponsive and was transported to St. Boniface Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The IIU was immediately notified of the incident and has taken over the investigation.  Anyone with information or video footage of the incident is asked to contact investigators at 1-844-667-6060.