Thursday, October 23, 2014

Man shot in head by police at Rochedale, Brisbane

Man shot by police

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A MAN has been shot in the head and arm by police after the officers went to a Brisbane home investigating a stolen ride-on mower. 

The incident on Priestdale Road at Rochedale happened about 8.30am Tuesday.
The man was shot in the head and arm.

A senior constable from Springwood shot the man.

Police at the scene of a shooting at Rochedale. Picture: Michael Carne
Police at the scene of a shooting at Rochedale. Picture: Michael Carne
Police claim the man had been driving a car at them.

A police statement said the man “sustained gunshot wounds” in the incident.

“Initial investigations indicate that around 8.30am, police responded to an incident involving a man on Priestdale Road.”

Police at the scene of a shooting in the outer Brisbane suburb of Rochedale.
 
Police at the scene of a shooting in the outer Brisbane suburb of Rochedale.“As a result of the occurrence police fired shots at the man, wounding him.”

Acting Assistant Commissioner Stephen Hollands said he couldn’t confirm how many shots were fired during the incident, which is now being investigated by the Ethical Standards Command.

Police had responded to a report of a stolen ride-on mower and went to the property about 8.30am. The Courier-Mail has been told there was a transponder on the trailer.

The scene of the shooting. Picture: Heidi Braithwaite.
The scene of the shooting. Picture: Heidi Braithwaite. 
 
Two “persons of interest” were in a 4WD, with the mower on an attached trailer.

The Courier-Mail understands when police arrived at the address, they approached a vehicle but didn’t believe anyone was inside.

The vehicle subsequently drove at speed at police, and they opened fire.

Police on the scene. Picture: Heidi Braithwaite.
Police on the scene. Picture: Heidi Braithwaite. 
 
It’s understood the vehicle did brush past one of the officers.

The driver of the vehicle was shot.

A resident on the street said he heard four to five shots before other police swarmed to the scene.

Police and emergency services on the scene of the shooting. Picture: Heidi Braithwaite.
Police and emergency services on the scene of the shooting. Picture: Heidi Braithwaite.
 
“It was four consistent shots and then a couple of seconds later there was another shot,” he said.

“I spoke to the two guys who own the shop where they tracked the mower from.

“It was stolen about 3am this morning from Mount Gravatt.”

The resident said he didn’t recognise the car the two “persons of interest” were in.

Assistant Commissioner Hollands said he was unable to comment on how close the vehicle got to the police officers.

The offender is well known to police.

The man, 29, has been taken to PA Hospital.

The other person of interest has been taken into custody.

He said the officers had been separated and were being interviewed by Ethical Standards Command, overseen by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

He told reporters: “It’s certainly concerning that police were in a situation where they had to resort to that use of force.”

A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics were called to the incident.

The man was transported to hospital in a critical condition.

Local resident Blaze Greene heard the shots, which she said sounded like “a fire cracker”.

“There were four to five shots, really quick,” she said.

A police crew had been sent to the property to track a stolen trailer.

The incident occurred on the driveway to a house.

Neighbours claim a group of young men live on the property.

Queensland Police Union general president Ian Leavers said the two police officers believed “nobody” was inside the vehicle when it suddenly started to drive “directly at them”.

“They were in fear of their lives and they have used their firearms to try and protect themselves and as we know one of the officers was struck by the car,” he told reporters, saying the officer suffered minor injuries.

He said the officers involved were “very shaken” and the incident demonstrated the “difficult and dangerous nature of police work”.

couriermail.com.au 21 Oct 2014

Now the criminal actions of police will be 'rewarded' by the corrupt judicial system, where the events will be falsified, as they always are when it comes to cold blooded murder of the general populous.

Police regularly falsify actual events in order to justify their criminal actions.

The real criminals in this instance are the police for COLD BLOODED MURDER.

Police are told to "Shoot to Kill" as the paperwork involved is easier.

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