UPDATE at 1:30 PM | A FEMALE police officer who shot dead a man after he allegedly attacked her at a hospital in Ipswich last night is recovering at home after being treated for head injuries.
The 28-year-old man was arrested on Friday and taken straight to Ipswich Hospital after reportedly complaining of feeling unwell.
While under guard in hospital last night, it’s alleged the man became violent towards the officers who were watching over him about 9pm.
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It’s understood the man lashed out and attacked a female officer who police say was left with no choice but to respond with lethal force.
The officer opened fire, shooting the man who died at the scene despite the efforts of medical staff who tried their best to keep him alive.
Speaking to reporters on Sunday morning, Inspector Michael Trezise said the female officer sustained “relatively serious facial injuries” during the incident.
The officer needed to be treated for her injuries in hospital. She has since been released and recovering at home, police said.
Queensland Police’s Ethical Standards Command is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and will be assisted by the Crime and Corruption Commission.
FIRST at 3:00 AM | A MAN has been shot dead by police after allegedly attacking an officer at a hospital in Ipswich, west of Brisbane.
It’s understood the man was in custody at the police watch house when he complained of feeling ill and needed to be taken to Ipswich Hospital for assessment last night.
While under guard at the hospital, it’s alleged the man became violent towards an officer before he was shot about 9pm.
The man was treated by medical staff but could not be saved and died from his injuries, police said.
One of the police officers involved in the altercation needed to be treated for facial injuries.
The Ethical Standards Command is investigating the incident on behalf of the State Coroner and will be assisted by the Crime and Corruption Commission.
No further information was available at the time of writing.
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