Man charged after police shooting incident on the Gold Coast

UPDATE @ 2.30PM: A man shot by Police after allegedly lunging at them with two knives has had his case briefly mentioned in Southport Magistrates Court.

Paul Dubrovsky, 49, was shot three times by Police on Wentworth Ave at Molendinar on Monday night.

He was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital where he underwent surgery.


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Dubrovsky was charged on Tuesday night with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, two counts of serious assault of police whilst armed, and possessing a knife in a public place.

He did not appear in court on Wednesday as he remains in the Uni Hospital.

His case will return to court on Thursday.

EARLIER @ 7.15AM: The 49-year-old man, who was shot by police after an incident on Monday, has been charged with four offences.

Police allege the Molendinar man was armed with two knives and causing a disturbance in Wentworth Avenue late on Monday night.

Officers were called to the scene around 10.40pm, where they repeatedly asked the man to drop the knives.

The man then allegedly charged at them, before officers fired several shots from their service firearms.

While the man is still recovering – under police guard – in the Gold Coast University Hospital, after undergoing surgery for his injuries.

Yesterday afternoon he was charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, two counts of serious assault of police whilst armed, and possessing a knife in a public place.

His matter will be heard in the Southport Magistrates Court today.

The Ethical Standard Command is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Earlier article: Armed man shot by police in Gold Coast street

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