A 17-year-old boy died on Wednesday after being shot by Quebec provincial police north of Montreal.
A police chase began early in the afternoon after reports of a stolen car.
Montreal police said the teen was heading toward the patrol car in a vehicle he was driving and was putting the officer’s life at risk when the shooting occurred.
The incident occurred in the community of Sainte-Adèle in the Laurentians.
It happened near a secondary school but Montreal police said that at no time were the lives of students in danger.
Because of local police involvement in the incident, Montreal police were called to the community north of the city to investigate.