17-hour standoff ends in death of Winnipeg man

A 52-year-old man died after he exchanged gunshots with Winnipeg police.

A 52-year-old man died after he exchanged gunshots with Winnipeg police.

Kristin Annable, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:16 AM ET

WINNIPEG -- A 17-hour standoff ended early Thursday with the death of a 52-year-old man.

Andrew Baryluk was being evicted from his Stella Avenue home, even though -- as he testified -- he believed his family would let him live out his days there.

He was found dead and alone when police entered the home around 3 a.m.

Det.-Sgt. Natalie Aitken confirmed that shots were fired from within the home at police and police returned fire.

However, until an autopsy has been conducted, Aitken said they cannot confirm if the man died by his own hand or from shots fired by police.

"This investigation is still ongoing and there is certainly a number of unanswered questions that we do have at this time," she said.

The standoff began after police received a call at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday from someone who knew Baryluk, saying he possibly had a weapon and had threatened to harm himself.

Police made multiple efforts to calm the man down peacefully throughout the afternoon.

 

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