Boy shot by police after allegedly being attacked by his father charged with ‘acts intended to cause harm’

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who was allegedly attacked by his father before being shot in the chest by police at the family home at Ipswich, west of Brisbane has been charged with trying to stab his dad.

Police were called to reports of a domestic violence-related incident at the family home on Danube Street at Springfield just before 2.30pm on Wednesday.

It’s understood the boy’s mother had called police after her teenage son allegedly armed himself with a knife following an alteration with his 43-year-old father.


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It’s alleged the 43-year-old had seriously assaulted his son during the altercation around 2pm.

The boy then allegedly threatened his father and tried stabbing him with the knife, police said.

Detective Superintendent Brian Swan said officers were met by the teen wielding a knife at the scene.

“On arrival police took up with the family members there and on trying to enter the house were confronted by a young person, a 16-year-old male armed with a knife,” he said.

“The police officers drew their firearms and the young person was shot once, we believe.”

The boy was rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious but stable condition with a gunshot wound to his chest.

He has since been released and was formally charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm on Saturday.

His father was arrested and charged with three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm on Friday.

An Ethical Standards Command investigation probing the actions of the police officers involved in the incident is continuing.

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