Brisbane man charged with assaulting police after shot by officer in Stretton


A Queensland man has been charged with seriously assaulting police after allegedly charging at an officer with a large metal sharpening file.

Police had been attending a home in Stretton, Brisbane when they were allegedly confronted by the 43-year-old man on August 21.

He was shot by a senior constable in the Liquidambar Place home around 7.30pm.

A man has been shot by police after allegedly confronting officers with a knife in Brisbane.Officers were called to reports of an armed person at an address in Liquidambar Place in Stretton in the city's south around 7pm.
A man has been shot by police after allegedly confronting officers with a knife in Brisbane. (Nine)

Detective Superintendent Andrew Massingham said the man’s children had been hiding in bushes at the time and that his wife had locked him in their garage earlier in the evening.

The man was shot in the hip before allegedly lunging at the officers again.

“That man was intent, highly motivated to cause injury to one of our officers,” Massingham alleged at the time of the incident.

“After being struck, the male lunged towards the officer with the implement.

“They saw him armed and approaching very rapidly down a hilly driveway, that was their thought process last night.”

Officers fired again, this time hitting the man’s shoulder before he allegedly threw the knife at police.

Police and the Union backed the decision of the officer to use a firearm, arguing a taser would not have stopped the man.

“We are so fortunate we did not have police murdered here in Stretton,” Queensland Police Union President Ian Leavers said at the time.

The man’s family fled to a neighbouring property during the altercation.

The 43-year-old remains in a serious but stable condition at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

He is due to appear at Richlands Magistrates Court November 15.

The Ethical Standards Command is still investigating the incident.



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