Critical incident investigation underway after man shot dead - Tenterfield

Thursday, 19 January 2023 08:11:59 PM

A critical incident investigation is underway after police shot an armed man in Tenterfield today.

About 5.45pm (Thursday 19 January 2023), a 48-year-old man attended Tenterfield Police Station and pointed a firearm at officers from New England Police District before he was shot.

Despite the efforts of responding police and NSW Ambulance paramedics, the man died at the scene.

A critical incident team comprised of officers from State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, including the discharge of a police firearm.

That investigation will be subject to independent review.

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.