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Australia Man shot dead by police on Queensland's Russell Island

10:07  20 september  2020
10:07  20 september  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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A man has died after being shot by police responding to a noise complaint on Russell Island, east of Brisbane.

Superintendent Andrew Pillotto said police were called to a disturbance at a private residence on Ranora Avenue at about 9am, after receiving phone calls from neighbours of reports of smashing glass.

When police attended they allege they were approached by an armed man.

a man wearing a hat: Superintendent Andrew Pillotto responds to fatal shooting of man by Queensland police this morning. © 9News Superintendent Andrew Pillotto responds to fatal shooting of man by Queensland police this morning.

The man, aged 30, was shot multiple times at the property, leaving him in a critical condition despite receiving treatment from paramedics.

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"Two officers turned up here (at the residence) just after 9:15am, when they turned up and got out of their vehicle, they were immediately confronted by a male person armed with an edged weapon," Mr Pillotto said.

"During that confrontation, unfortunately police have discharged their firearm, killing that male person."

Mr Pillotto said no tasers were used.

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How the incident unfolded remains under investigation by the Ethical Standards Command of the Queensland Police and is being overseen by the Australian Crime Corruption Commission (ACCC).

Mr Pillotto expressed his sympathies to the victim's family on behalf of Queensland police and said both officers are currently undergoing counselling.

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