Queensland police have launched an inside investigation after a person was shot and killed by officers throughout a “psychological well being incident” in suburban Townsville.
In an announcement, the Queensland Police Service (QPS) claimed the person was armed with a knife and had “threatened” officers who had been known as to attend a house at Mount Louisa simply after midnight on Sunday. Law enforcement officials arrived on the scene an hour later.
Particulars launched by the QPS haven’t been confirmed by unbiased sources or any investigation.
Chief Supt Chris Lawson advised reporters on Sunday that the callout associated to a “psychological well being incident” and that man had “been recognized carrying a knife and superior” at cops. He mentioned police initially tried to make use of a Taser.
“Nonetheless that was ineffective and because of this he was shot,” Lawson mentioned.
Requested by a reporter whether or not the person had been armed with a “a big pair of tweezers” that had been collected by police on the web site on Sunday morning, Lawson mentioned: “At this stage I don’t need to speculate what the weapon was or something like that.”
Lawson mentioned he had not seen body-worn digicam footage and didn’t know which of six officers current, of various ranks, had fired their weapons.
“We’re undecided which one really fired at this level,” he mentioned.
The moral requirements command will examine the person’s loss of life on behalf of the coroner.
A lady in her 20s has additionally died after being shot north of Brisbane. Emergency companies attended a property on Grant Highway in Morayfield simply after midnight and tried to assist the girl, however she died on the scene.
An 18-year-old man from the suburb is being interviewed and police have established against the law scene on the property as investigations proceed.