A MAN wanted over the stabbing murder of a young mother near Newcastle has been shot and killed by police.
Investigators spent the night trying to track down 21-year-old Tafifi Walton following the stabbing death of a 27-year-old woman, believed to be his partner at a home in Glendale on Wednesday.
After extensive investigations, officers located Walton at a home on Vena Street in Glendale just before 9am on Thursday.
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When they confronted the 21-year-old, however, it’s alleged he lunged at them with a knife.
Police opened fire and shot the man dead in the backyard of the home which is believed to belong to his parents.
According to 7 News, officers fired three shots at the man.
It’s understood paramedics treated the 21-year-old for multiple gunshot wounds but he could not be revived.
“When officers confronted a 21-year-old man at the property, he allegedly threatened them with a knife before he was shot by police,” NSW Police said in a statement.
“A Critical Incident Team will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, including the discharge of a police firearm.”
Police have opened fire, shooting dead a man who threatened them with a knife in Glendale. 21-year-old Tafari Walton was wanted over the stabbing death of Glendale mother Gabriella Thompson yesterday. @Andrew_Denney #Glendale #7News pic.twitter.com/c8Dkm6myFc
— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) March 14, 2019
– Additional reporting by Jaydan Duck.
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