Police responded to reports of a disturbance at a Forest Lake address around 3:21 am this morning.
Preliminary inquiries indicate that on arrival in Banksia Circuit police were confronted and threatened by a 16-year-old boy armed with knives.
A officers discharged their firearm striking him. Officers provided immediate first-aid before he was transported to the Princess Alexander hospital.
As is standard, the Ethical Standards Command commenced an investigation into the incident which will be overviewed by the Crime and Corruption Commission.
The boy is believed to have non-life-threatening injuries.
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