Man shot dead by Police on Russell Island

A man has died after being shot by Police on Russell Island in Queensland’s Moreton Bay region.

Officers were called to a home on the island around 9.15am following reports of a disturbance.

Witnesses report the man was acting “erratically.”


It’s understood Police were confronted by a man with an axe when they arrived at the home on Ranora Ave before they opened fire.

The man was treated by paramedics for critical injuries but died at the scene.

“A crime scene has been declared and senior police are en route to the island,” Queensland Police said in a statement.