A man in his 20s who was shot by police early Sunday morning while they say he was committing a robbery in Saint-Eustache, north of Montreal, has died of his injuries.

Shortly before 5 a.m., police in Saint-Eustache were called to a burglary at a convenience store on Arthur-Sauvé Blvd. They fired at least one shot at the suspect, 28-year-old Daniel Samson.

Police have not yet said whether Samson fired his weapon.

The Sûreté du Québec has established that the suspect had a handgun, which was found on site.

The SQ is seeking a woman who was at the convenience store around 4:50 a.m. to contact police, because she could be an important witness in this matter. Police said that the lady was driving a blue car with four doors.

With files from La Presse Canadienne