Man shot dead by police in far north Queensland


A man has been shot by police after officers were called to a domestic violence incident in Queensland’s far north.

Police attended an address on Love Street, Mareeba, about 11.30am on Saturday following reports a man had threatened self-harm.

Police said negotiators spoke with the man who allegedly had a woman with him and refused to let her leave.

About 3.30pm, the man allegedly advanced on specialist officers while armed with a knife.

Police shot the man. 

Immediate first aid and CPR was provided but the man died at the scene.

A crime scene has been declared and police investigations are continuing.

Circumstances surrounding the incident will be investigated by the Ethical Standards Command on behalf of the State Coroner.

The investigation will be subject to oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission.