Police shooting at Sunnybank Hills, QLD

A man has been fatally shot by police after officers were called to a disturbance at Sunnybank Hills overnight.

Around 9pm, police responded to reports of a disturbance involving a man pouring fuel over himself and a house on Wynne Street. The man left the area prior to arrival of police.

Officers located the man in a carpark on McCullough Street at Sunnybank just after 10pm.

The 43-year-old man allegedly set himself on fire and ran towards police when an officer shot him.

Police extinguished the man and rendered first aid immediately, however he died a short time later.

A crime scene has been declared as an investigation by the Ethical Standards Command continues on behalf of the Coroner. The investigation is subject to oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

Investigations into the reported disturbance at the Wynne Street residence continue.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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