A 40-year-old man who was shot by a police officer in Brisbane on Wednesday afternoon was wanted for a number of serious matters, Queensland Police have revealed.
The man is currently in Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition after he was shot on Croydon Road, Logan Central at about 1pm.
An officer discharged his firearm in response to the man striking one officer with a hammer, and threatening officers with a screwdriver.
Emergency services frantically worked to save the man’s life at the scene before he was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
He is expected to be charged with one count each of serious assault of a police officer, obstructing police, and acts intended to resist/prevent lawful arrest, Queensland Police said in a statement.
Preliminary investigations into the incident confirmed the man was wanted for several “serious matters” which he is also expected to be charged for.
These include four counts of acts intended to resist/prevent lawful arrest, four counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, six counts of enter premises to commit indictable offence, three counts of threatening violence, two counts of threatening violence (DV offence), and two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed (DV offence), along with a litany of other offences.
Queensland Police request anyone in the area at the time who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and contact Policelink on 131444.
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