A POLICE officer has been found shot dead at the Australian Federal Police headquarters building in Melbourne.
The male agent was found deceased in the La Trobe Street building around 9am on Saturday.
The officer died from a non-suspicious gunshot wound, police said.
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It comes less than nine months after a female officer died in a non-suspicious shooting at the same building.
AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin released a statement on Saturday afternoon, expressing his “great sadness”.
Mr Colvin said the officer’s death was being investigated by Victoria Police, but was not being treated as suspicious.
“It is with great sadness I can confirm one of our police officers has died in Melbourne today as a result of a gunshot wound,’’ Mr Colvin said.
“The circumstances around this tragic incident are being investigated by Victoria Police, who will prepare a report for the coroner.
“Our colleague’s death is not believed to be suspicious. My thoughts are with his loved ones and the broader AFP family.”
Mr Colvin will join Deputy Commissioner Mike Phelan, Assistant Commissioner Frank Prendergast and Welfare Officers in providing support for the officer’s family and his colleagues.
“It is not possible to put into words the grief and acute impact today’s loss will have on all within our close-knit AFP family,” Mr Colvin said.
“Out of respect for the family, friends, and the coronial process, we will not be providing any further comments.”
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