Armed man is shot dead by police after ‘charging at officers’ on an island off the coast of Brisbane
- Police called to disturbance on Russell Island off the coast of Brisbane
- Man charged at officers during standoff and was shot multiple times and died
- Neighbours claimed he smashed windows and lit a fire under his house
A man has been shot dead by police as he charged at them with a weapon during a standoff.
The man was shot multiple times by police about 9.15am on Sunday and died at the scene on Russell Island, off the coast of Brisbane.
Police said were called to a disturbance on Ranora Avenue minutes earlier and were confronted by the armed man when they arrived.
Paramedics treated the man at the scene but he bled out and died a short time later.
A man has been shot dead by police as he charged at them with a weapon during a standoff
Neighbours claimed the man went on a rampage in his rented house from about 7.30am, which led to police being called.
‘He was pretty erratic; he was smashing glass, he lit a fire underneath the house,’ one told the Courier Mail.
‘We were too scared to go outside so a neighbour rang the police. The next thing we were ducking for cover because we thought it was him shooting.
‘He yelled at one man who was working in his back garden, he said ‘what the eff are you looking at’ so the fella went back inside his house, nobody wanted to take him on.’