10/04/2011 01:49 EDT | Updated 12/04/2011 05:12 EST

Suspect Dies After Being Shot By Police

A suspected bank robber died after being shot by police in the Charlesbourg borough of Quebec City Monday evening.

Quebec City police said they intercepted the suspect in a car after receiving an emergency call about a bank robbery.

Charlesbourg resident Marcel Bleau said he saw police trying to arrest a man on the street near his home when he heard a gunshot.

He said he went back inside his house and locked the door after the shooting, in case the suspect tried to get in.

Police said they were called to the scene of a bank robbery on Henri Bourassa Boulevard at around 5:45 p.m.

By the time they got there, the suspect had already fled, they said.

Police said they quickly found and chased the vehicle, which did not have a licence plate.

After the shooting, the suspect was rushed to hospital where he died, police said.

Because the shooting involved Quebec City police, provincial police have been called in to investigate.

According to Sgt. Ann Mathieu, of the Sûreté du Québec, the suspect had a knife, and a gun was found in his car.