Police shot a man in a Brisbane suburb on Sunday morning.
Police shot a man in a Brisbane suburb on Sunday morning.

Man shot by police in Brisbane

A MAN has been shot by Queensland police after an altercation on Goulburn Street in the Brisbane suburb of Wakerley.

There were reports the man was heard yelling at police: "Shoot me, shoot me."

Police confirmed to news.com.au the man was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition.

Officers shot the man twice after originally trying to taser him, AAP reports. The incident took place adjacent to a bus stop. Pictures from above show a bloody sheet next to a police vehicle.

It's understood police were called to a domestic incident - they initially retreated but opened fire when the man lunged at them. The man reportedly had a knife.

Earlier reports suggested an officer had been stabbed during the incident but police said that was inaccurate.

A crime scene has been established.

Police said the Ethical Standards Command is investigating with the assistance of the Crime and Misconduct Commission.

More details to come.


A profitable partnership

A profitable partnership

East Ballina Lions and Ballina Fair partner to support farmers

Keeping the heart beating

Keeping the heart beating

Bike ride to raise AED awareness

Skatefest going ahead

Skatefest going ahead

Fair Go Skatefest to run again this year

Local Partners