A man was shot dead at night by the police in Central Queensland after a nuisance in a house.
Officers were called to the premises at Norman Gardens in the north of Rockhampton, around 7:20 pm yesterday after reports of an incident in the house.
It is clear that the altercation between the man, 36 years and his partner. While his partner left, the man stayed home while the police arrived.
At that moment he became aggressive while armed with a knife and threatened cops before he was shot.
The man got critical injuries during the exchange with the police and died on the spot, confirmed the Queensland police.
Chief Inspector Ron Van Saane said today that the man was possibly armed with multiple weapons.
"At this stage we believe he was armed with a knife or a number of knives," he said.
"It has been a traumatic event for everyone involved and we have provided support to the police officers involved, as well as the relatives."
Supt. Saane also said that under the police policy of the QLD, the involved officers had to wear body cameras to register the incident, but whether or not they are being investigated.
A neighbor who lives in the same street as the incident, Jordan Peacock, told TODAY that he could hear the shots of his house.
"We did not know what was going on," he said.
"We thought of the worst … it could have taken longer, but luckily it was just the two gunshots.
The incident is now being investigated by the Ethical Standards Command, under the supervision of the State Crime and Corruption Commission.
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