Critical incident investigation underway after man dies - Wellington

Thursday, 30 December 2021 02:40:10 PM

A critical incident investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in the state’s Central West.

Just before 12.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 29 December 2021), officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District attended a home at Maughan Street, Wellington, following a domestic dispute.

When police arrived, they attempted to speak with a 29-year-old man, before a brief struggle ensued, and OC spray was deployed to subdue the man.

Following his arrest, the man lost consciousness.

Officers commenced CPR, prior to the arrival of NSW Ambulance paramedics. Despite the efforts of emergency services, he died on arrival at Wellington Hospital.

A critical incident team from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

That investigation will be subject to independent review.