Siege gunman shot dead by Queensland police

A man has been shot dead by police after allegedly refusing to put down his gun during a siege in Ipswich.

According to police, officers were called to Earnest Street in One Mile around 11.15am on Sunday, following reports of a man armed with a firearm threatening people.

An Emergency Declaration was put in place under the Public Safety Preservation Act around midday, warning residents in the area to stay indoors.


Police attempted to negotiate with the man and it will be alleged officers were threatened before the man was shot around 12.30pm.

The 27-year-old was treated at the scene, however, passed away a short time later.

The declaration was revoked around 2pm.

An investigation by the Ethical Standards Command is ongoing and will be subject to oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

Police are appealing for anyone with any information which could assist with the investigation to contact them.

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