Fatal police shooting at Airlie Beach

A man aged in his 20’s and allegedly armed with a knife was fatally shot by police in Airlie Beach this morning (October 1).

Preliminary investigations indicate around 12.20am police were in Shute Harbour Road when they were approached by the man.

The man allegedly threatened officers advancing on them and was subsequently shot.

Officers immediately rendered first aid to the man who was transported to Proserpine Hospital but he was declared deceased a short time later.

A crime scene has been established in Shute Harbour Road and investigations are continuing.

The incident is under investigation by the Ethical Standards Command on behalf of the State Coroner, and is subject to oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

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