Critical incident investigation underway, NSW

A critical incident investigation has been launched following the death of a man during a confrontation with police on the Central Coast this morning.

Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District attended Minnesota Road at Hamlyn Terrace shortly after 9am (Thursday 15 October 2020), after a stolen vehicle was tracked to the location following an earlier pursuit.

Shots were fired during a confrontation and the man died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

A critical incident team from the Homicide Squad will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.

That investigation will be subject to independent review.

All information will be provided to the Coroner who will determine the cause of death and make any findings about the events leading to the man’s death.

A police operation continues to find a second man believed to have left the scene.

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