Sources confirm identity of Windsor man killed by police
CTV News has learned the identity of the Windsor man shot by Windsor police on Wednesday.
His name is Matt Mahoney, a downtown resident.
A few people spoke to CTV News in the apartment building where the 33-year-old man lived in at the corner of Erie and Dougall. They said he was riding a tough stretch in his life.
Mahoney was known to many as a personable man who recently fell into a dark place.
The 33-year-old was shot and killed Wednesday morning during a confrontation with Windsor police in the alley between the Shoppers Drug Mart and McDonald's restaurant near Goyeau Street and Tuscarora Street.
Witnesses say the man was carrying knives and ignored calls to drop them. He was tasered before pushing an officer to the ground and then was shot by police after 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Deputy Chief Vince Power confirmed officers “interacted with the male, and police fired their issued pistol.”
The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:29 a.m.
The Ontario Special Investigations Unit is now investigating. SIU officials confirm an autopsy was performed Thursday in London.
Mahoney's Facebook page has been memorialized.
Two police officers suffered minor injuries during Wednesday's altercation.
CTV News also spoke with officials from both Windsor police and the SIU, neither were able to provide any further details on the condition of the injured officers and their full role in the fatal shooting.
The SIU is now asking any witnesses to come forward with information, and people who might have video of this shooting is asked to upload them on the agency website.