Dawson college hero at scene of another deadly shooting

Denis Côté. (Sébastien St-Jean/QMI AGENCY FILES)

Denis Côté. (Sébastien St-Jean/QMI AGENCY FILES)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:50 PM ET

MONTREAL — The officer who shot Dawson College gunman Kimveer Gill seven years ago was one of the first responders to a police takedown that ended with a shooting in downtown Montreal this week.

Denis Cote, who was cited for bravery for his actions on Sept. 30, 2006, didn't open fire during a downtown confrontation on Monday morning.

Cote's police station is near the street where Alain Magloire, 42, brandished a hammer at officers before they shot him.

It wasn't immediately clear what role Cote played in the takedown.

Cote had received a Medal of Bravery from the governor general in 2008 for shooting Gill in the arm before the gunman killed himself.

Monday's fatal shooting, however, brought the Montreal police force under criticism.

Magloire is the third mentally ill man to be killed by police since 2011.


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