A man has been fatally shot by police this morning after officers were called to Tiaro last night following reports a man armed with a rifle was firing on vehicles and members of the public.
Preliminary information indicates police received reports from around 8.30pm (December 7) that an armed man was in a vehicle and travelling around the area.
Multiple police units, including specialist officers and Polair searched for the man throughout the night and at around 7am this morning police located the man at a house in Glenbar Road, Tiaro.
It will be alleged the man fired at officers and was critically injured when police returned fire. The 40-year-old local man was pronounced deceased at the scene.
This matter is under investigation by Ethical Standards Command on behalf of the State Coroner. That investigation is subject to oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission.
No further information is available at this time.
Police are appealing for anyone with any information which could assist with the investigation to contact them (details below).