Critical incident underway following shooting - North Willoughby
Thursday, 25 May 2023 12:47:34 PM
A critical incident investigation is underway following a police shooting in North Willoughby this morning.
Just before 11.30am today (Thursday 25 May 2023), officers from North Shore Police Area Command were called to Alexander Avenue, following reports a man was threatening residents.
The two responding officers were allegedly confronted by a man, who was armed with two knives, before a constable discharged their firearm.
The man died at the scene.
There were no other injuries reported.
A critical incident team from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad will investigate all circumstances surrounding the man’s death, including the discharge of a police firearm.
The investigation will be subject to an independent review and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.