Street closed after man shot dead by Police

UPDATE: POLICE remain at the scene of a fatal shooting which occurred in Southport last night.

About 7pm, police were called to a Nakina Street address where they were confronted by a hostile 32-year-old man armed with a knife.

Officers were forced to draw their guns and open fire after the man lunged at them with the weapon in the driveway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 


As a result, the street remains closed, affecting drop-offs for students at the state school, special school and child care centre.

Officers are conducting traffic control, turning the usually one-way street into temporary two-way traffic.

Parents and carers are asked to be patient and allow extra time for drop-offs.

No parking will be permitted in parts of Nakina Street to allow for traffic movements.

EARLIER: A MAN has been shot dead by police after lunging at them with a knife during a disturbance on the Gold Coast. 

It’s understood police were initially called to a domestic dispute at a Nakina Street, Southport address just after 7pm.

Assistant Police Commissioner Steve Hollands told reporters two dog squad officers were the first to arrive on the scene and opened fire when they were confronted and threatened by a man armed with a knife.

Witnesses reported hearing “yelling” before “several shots” rang out through the usually quiet street.

The man, believed to be aged in his 30s, went into cardiac arrest and despite desperate attempts by police to save him, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The area has been cordoned off with police tape and is expected to remain a crime scene until at least Tuesday.

At one stage, more than a dozen emergency service vehicles lined the street. 

The Ethical Standards Command Investigation will be overview by the State Coroner and the Crime and Corruption Commission. 

It comes after a 51-year-old grandfather was shot dead by police on the Sunshine Coast yesterday.

There’s no further information available at this time.

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