Brother of homeless victim shot by police says life will never be the same

Alain Magloire shot and killed by police Monday.

The brother of the homeless man shot by police Monday is speaking out.

Pierre Magloire tells CTV News that his family has been destroyed by the tragedy and says life will never be the same.

Police were responding to a call about an agitated man at a hostel downtown. When officers arrived on the scene, Alain Magloire waved a hammer at them. He was shot in the chest and died.

His brother, Pierre, says Alain showed a lot of promise, was in university at the age of 18 and had a master's degree in biochemistry.

He says the turning point for Alain came in 2006 when Alain went to a rave and took ecstasy. Pierre says he was never the same again, suffering from paranoid delusions.

Alain's family says police aren't equipped to deal with those who are mentally ill and is critical of the mental health care system.

The SQ is investigating the shooting.

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  1. Joseph posted on 02/06/2014 05:30 AM
    The SQ investigating the shooting by the Montreal police is just a sort of cover up to protect each other. There should be a civilian body for any killing done by the police. I do know that most police officers are good people and do a great job however there are some that should not be on the force. One must not under mind or forget that a person has died. Our society is going in the wrong direction on how precious life is. May Alain Magloire rest in peace.
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