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.