‘Armed’ man shot dead by police in regions

Savannah Meacham |

Queensland police have shot a man in a rural town in the state’s north.
Queensland police have shot a man in a rural town in the state’s north.

A man has been shot dead by police after brandishing a weapon at officers in Queensland’s north.

The man was shot by officers on Greenhill Rd in Ilbilbie, a small town about 75km south of Mackay, about 11am on Monday.

He died at the scene. 

Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said police were carrying out a targeted drug operation at the location.

Officers were approaching the man about the drug operation when he drew a weapon, leading to police shooting him, Ms Carroll said.

“Their life was threatened,” Ms Carroll said.

Officers remain at the scene.

Queensland Ambulance said paramedics attended the scene.

AAP