Update: Police shooting in Cooktown, QLD

Detectives this afternoon charged a 40-year-old Cooktown man with four offences including two counts of serious assault police and one count each of acts intended to maim and going armed so as to cause fear.

The man has been denied police bail and is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court tomorrow, December 29.

It will be alleged police responded to reports of a disturbance at a Savage Street, Cooktown address around 9.45am on December 11.

It will be further alleged that on arrival police were confronted and threatened by a man armed with a knife.

A police officer discharged their firearm striking the man. Officers provided immediate first aid before he was transported to hospital.

The Ethical Standards Command commenced an investigation into the incident which will be overviewed by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

The man was discharged earlier today from hospital.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP1802322311

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