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.