Man shot dead by police south-east of Perth

PIC: File

A man has been shot dead by police in Gosnells.

Around 1am on Monday, police were called to reports of a disturbance on Fremantle Road.

Acting Police Commissioner Col Blanch said officers spoke to a man inside a home before he armed himself with a knife.

“There was quite a violent engagement with the man, at which time OC spray was deployed, a taser was then deployed, and finally an officer discharged his firearm,” Mr Blanch said.

Despite attempts to revive the man, he died at the scene.

One police officer suffered a stab wound to his arm and another suffered a hand injury during the altercation.

They were both taken to Armadale Hospital and have since been released.

An investigation is now underway.


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